Latest Tampa Bay Weather
Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.
Cristobal has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic.
Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf after swollen rivers swept at least three people away on the Caribbean island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The storm system has already brought heavy rain, downed trees and power outages to Puerto Rico.
A new study has found that climate change might be playing a role in the frequency and strength of tornadoes.