Tropical Storm Chantal has not shown much interest in becoming a hurricane, but the latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows this seems to be changing. Estimated central pressure is down to 29.71 inches and the sustained wind speed is around 65 MPH. A category 1 hurricane is one where central winds exceed 74 MPH.

[Update 1] The NHC issued a new advisory showing the storm track curving further north making it likely that the storm will land somewhere in the Carolinas. The storm has shown no change in strength since the advisory this morning.