Tropical depression 3 took a slow general northeastward motion for the next few hours before being upgraded to torpical storm Cristobal at 2pm on july 19. Cristobal continued on a northeast track at about 7 mph for the next 24 hours without much in the way of intensification.
Hurricane Bertha weakened to a tropical storm late on july 19th after having been a hurricane for 24 hours. At this time Bertha was crossing the 20 degree isotherm, which is well below the 26 degrees typically needed to support tropical systems. Bertha's foward speed increased to 25 mph as she entered the mid lattitude westerlies.