Depression off Charleston's coast becomes Tropical Storm Cristobal

Image by National Weather ServiceImage by 20080719_tropical_storm.jpg We're already out of range of this nuisance storm, according to this 2 p.m. forecast.

The tropical depression off Charleston's has formed into Tropical Storm Cristobal. But the storm poses little threat to the Lowcountry.

Infrared image of Cristobol
An infrared image showing the colder, moisture-rich ball of nastiness off our coast.

Get the latest on storms on our weather topic page.The current trajectory has the storm not making landfall and skimming past Cape Hatteras in North Carolina late Sunday. The storm has already moved past Charleston.

Little more than scattered showers are expected for our area.

As of 2 p.m. the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was not expected to reach hurricane strength.

Oh, and here's a link that will point to the latest storm forecast.