dtrTropical Storm Cristobal is expected to take shape this weekend, then impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States next week–even if the storm remains well offshore. All interests along the U.S. eastern beaches, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands should be keeping a close eye on the area of disturbed weather currently tracking northwest from Hispaniola. On Sunday, this area will be in the vicinity of the southern Bahamas. The development of a tropical depression or storm has failed to occur yet due to the obstacles of dusty air, disruptive wind shear and, more recently, interaction with the Caribbean Islands. More