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Forecast: Tropical Storm Cristobal to Miss Jersey Shore

Tropical Storm Cristobal (Credit: National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Cristobal (Credit: National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Cristobal, a wildcard in its early stages with the potential to impact the important Labor Day weekend at the Jersey Shore, appears to be on a forecast track out to sea.

The National Hurricane Center, early Monday, is predicting the storm will brush Bermuda on its trek eastward in the Atlantic Ocean, but miss the U.S. east coast entirely.

Cristobal was a weak tropical storm Monday morning, packing winds of just 45 m.p.h., and was positioned about 105 east of San Salvador in the Bahamas. Within four days, the storm was forecast to reach hurricane strength, but never approach the east coast of the United States, tracking well eastward in the ocean. Five days from now, the storm is expected to be extratropical in nature.

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