Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to strengthen over the weekend as it headed north through the Bahamas. While it is expected to grow gradually into a hurricane, it will not be a threat to the U.S. Nevertheless, it killed three in the Caribbean with torrential rains and the flooding that accompanied them. As those of us who lived through Tropical Storm Allison remember, it doesn't have to reach hurricane strength to cause devastation.
Weather Underground Another tropical disturbance lines up in the Atlantic.
While Cristobal may not pose a threat to our area of the Gulf, or the U.S. in general, there continue to be reasons to remain concerned about tropical weather throughout the Atlantic Basin. A new disturbance designated Invest 97L has moved west of the Cape Verde Islands out into the Atlantic. It is not expected to develop for several days but could once it gets closer to the Caribbean, much like Cristobal.More »