Hurricane Cristobal continued to move northward as a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday as it was expected to continue to move away from the Bahamas.
As of 8 a.m., Cristobal had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as it moved north at 12 mph about 590 miles southwest of Bermuda, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
A tropical storm watch was in effect for Bermuda, though Cristobal was expected to pass to the west and north of Bermuda Wednesday.
Some strengthening is forecast over the next two days with a gradual increase in forward speed. It's expected to begin to lose strength by Friday or early Saturday, according to the NHC.