Cristobal moved away from the Bahamas after strengthening into a hurricane, leaving a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least five fatalities in its wake.
This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Cristobal affecting the southeastern Bahamas, far eastern Cuba and Hispaniola. Most of the shower activity associated with the system was far-re moved from the center of circulation, indicating a sheared and possibly weakening system. Meanwhile, widespread shower and thunderstorm activity was streaming to the northeast of the tropical system, along a stationary frontal boundary draped through the Atlantic. A weak tropical wave was producing thunderstorms over the southern Lesser Antilles, as well. (AP Photo/Weather Underground) READ MORE