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Monday evening Tropics check (08/25/2014)

Cristobal forecast track (2 p.m. 08/25/2014)
Posted at 3:17 PM, Aug 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-25 15:17:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tropical Storm Cristobal is a poorly organized system, withstanding an increase upper-level wind shear environment to slowly reach higher wind speeds.

Cristobal's peak winds speeds are 60 mph Monday afternoon, moving north-northeast at only 2 mph.  

Some slight movement to the north is forecast through tonight, then a broader low-pressure trough over the eastern U.S. coast will force an acceleration in forward motion, likely taking Cristobal more to the northeast later this week and farther out into the open Atlantic.  Some modest strengthening is possible, and Cristobal may reach hurricane level before transitioning out of the tropical regions.

A second spot of disturbed conditions is in the southern part of the North Atlantic, midway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles, with minor chances for further intensification in the next few days as it tracks mainly to the west.