UPDATE 8 p.m. EDT: At 8 p.m. EDT, Cristobal was 95 miles east-northeast of San Salvador Island, moving north at 6 mph. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the central Bahamas.
UPDATE 2 p.m. EDT: At 2 p.m. EDT, Cristobal was 145 miles east-northeast of Long Island, Bahamas, and 185 miles east of Great Exuma Island.
The National Hurricane Center Sunday upgraded a tropical depression to Tropical Storm Cristobal. The depression battered Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with rain and the NHC issued a warning for the central and southeast Bahamas.
"Cristobal is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4- to 8 inches over the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as the southeastern and central Bahamas through Tuesday, with isolated amounts around 12 inches possible,” the NHC warned. At 11 a.m. EDT, Cristobal had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was 130 miles east of Long Island, Bahamas, and 170 miles east of Great Exuma Island.
Cristobal, while still a depression, downed power lines Saturday and left 17,000 people without power in Puerto Rico, the Associated Press reported. As of 11 a.m. EDT, Cristobal is traveling north-northwest at 7 mph.