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Fewer storms, Cristobal a hurricane

7 months ago Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:40:02 AM CDT August 26, 2014 Tuesday, August 26 2014 Aug 26, 2014 in Weather

Aside from a coastal shower during the morning hours, sunshine and rapidly warming temperatures are expected to rule the early hours. By afternoon, some clouds will bubble up and perhaps squeeze out a spotty shower or thunderstorm, but most locations will keep dry today. Highs will make it into the mid 90s.

Overnight will be mostly clear with low temperatures in the low 70s.

Cristobal was upgraded to a hurricane yesterday by the National Hurricane Center. The storm packs maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a minimum central pressure of 987mb as of 5am Tuesday Morning. Cristobal was located 600 miles southwest of Bermuda moving north at 12mph. Despite all of the hype and speculation last week, this storm is forecast to accelerate north-northeastward and out to sea through mid-week.

Another area of disturbed weather is showing up midway between the Lesser Antilles and the Cape Verde Islands. A disorganized cluster of showers and thunderstorms is given a 30% chance of development over the next 5 days by the National Hurricane Center.

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