Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to have its eye on the Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to have its eye on the Louisiana coast
Tropical Storm Cristobal is currently weakening as it moves over land. Several Mexican states could pick up 10 to 20 inches of rain before the storm heads back out into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. (Source: WBTV)

11 a.m. update As of the 11 a.m. update, Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to move north at 12 mph through the Gulf of Mexico. Sustained winds are at 50 mph. It is already a wet day across Florida. Southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are waiting for the rain to start there too.

The storm’s track has remained consistent. It still seems to be on track to make landfall Sunday evening into Monday morning along the coast of LA. Fortunately, it looks like the storm will remain a tropical storm instead of strengthening into a hurricane. Still plenty of rain is to be expected along the Gulf coast. 4-8 inches are possible along the coast while 2-4 inches could fall along the path as it moves north.

The models continue to take the storm well to our NW. While we shouldn’t see a direct impact from Cristobal, the remnants should combine with a low pressure system later in the week. An indirect impact would be the increased possibility of showers and thunderstorms in the Carolinas Wednesday and Thursday.

Stay tuned to WBTV for the latest on Tropical Storm Cristobal.

Meteorologist Leigh Brock

(WBTV) - Tropical Storm Cristobal is currently weakening as it moves over land. Several Mexican states could pick up 10 to 20 inches of rain before the storm heads back out into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. Winds are currently sustained at 50mph.

The track hasn’t changed much over the past few days. It still appears that the storm will move north into the Gulf of Mexico and strengthen a bit by Friday. Still, it should remain a tropical storm and isn’t currently forecast to become a hurricane. That is obviously a bit of good news. It should still bring heavy rains to the Gulf coast Sunday and Monday.

From there, the storm should move to the northwest. That will take it away from the Carolinas. There is a chance the remnants could get caught up in a low pressure system. That could bring us rain by the middle of next week but we aren’t looking at a direct hit from the storm.

Stay tuned to WBTV for the latest updates.

Meteorologist Leigh Brock

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