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Tropical Storm Bertha to Avoid U.S.

Tropical Storm Bertha is expected to move out of the eastern part of the Bahamas Monday and turn north with potential to become a hurricane late Monday evening.

But the good news is that it should miss the United States, heading out to sea, according to NBC Meteorologist Bob Maxon. The tropical storm may cause stronger waves in the waters along the east coast though, he said. The Turks and Caicos islands are seeing the most rain Monday morning as a result of Bertha.

However, Connecticut might not completely escape showers Monday as there's a 30 percent chance of rain in the forecast.

Temperatures are in the 60s to low 70s Monday morning with temperatures likely reaching the low 80s later in the day with humidity in the air, Maxon said. Partial sun is in the forecast, as well as possible scattered thunderstorms moving across New England and the state.

The Naugatuck Valley is seeing some heavy fog Monday morning, cutting visibility to as much as 50 miles in the Oxford area, near the Oxford-Waterbury airport and into the hills west of town, so be careful on your morning commute in those areas, Maxon said.

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