Chris Fizzling in Time for Weekend?

August 4, 2006

(4:30 p.m.) -- With maximum sustained winds decreased to 35 miles per hour, Chris is now a depression -- but could possibly regain tropical storm status, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The hurricane watch for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning; a tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 24 hours.

Though cruise lines such as Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean were forced to juggle port calls on some of this week's voyages, all weekend departures are expected to sail as planned at this point. Freedom of the Seas, for example, skipped a call at Labadee today and remained at sea. (Click here to see previously announced itinerary changes.)

We'll keep you posted.