Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms in Atlantic Ocean

The National Hurricane Center says the storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving north-northwest at 7 mph.

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    Tropical Depression #4 strengthened to become Tropical Storm Cristobal. (Published Sunday, Aug 24, 2014)

    Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The storm is located about 170 miles east . The National Hurricane Center says the storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving northwest at 12 mph.

    Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the southeastern and central Bahamas, as well as for the Turks and Caicos islands. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 24 hours.

    The forecast track has moved east, keeping South Florida out of the cone. The probability of tropical storm-force winds reaching South Florida, which once peaked at 18 percent, are now down to 5 percent.

    Stay with NBC 6 and NBC6.com for the latest developments.

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