Tropical depression three, the pre- Cristobal, formed late 18 just off of the georgia coast.
Tropical storm Bertha continued to track away from Bermuda and had cleared the island by 2am on July 15. On the 16th Bertha began to feel the effects of an upper level low approching her from the northeast. This was reflected in a turn to the south east and a decreas in her peak winds as wind shear increased. Bertha continued her southeast curve through the 17th and resumed a northeastward motion on the 18th. As bertha turned northeast she began to strengthen once again, and again became a hurricane.