As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, Hurricane Cristobal has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and a minimum central pressure of 987 mb. Cristobal was located about 600 miles southwest of Bermuda and is moving N at 12 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bermuda.
The official forecast track shows Cristobal tracking northeast as an upper level trough carries the storm out to sea. At this time, the majority of the forecast models keep Cristobal away from the U.S. but we will continue to keep a close eye on this and alert you with any changes. The system is expected to continue to move generally northward the next couple of days.
As the way it stands, the impact for southeastern NC of this system will be high swells and strong rip currents. Gusty winds isolated to the coast are also possible.
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