Happy Sunday! In the ArkLaTex, expect a hot and steamy Sunday with ample sunshine. The bigger story however, will be watching Tropical Storm Cristobal as it’s projected to make landfall this afternoon.
Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall just east of Grand Isle Louisiana with winds at 50mph at 5pm! Since landfall, the storm has weakened with winds now at 45mph. It should become a Tropical Depression by Monday morning as it passes east of the ArkLaTex. The 10pm Sunday update shows the center still staying east of the ArkLaTex, which means less severe impacts for our region.
Temperatures are staying warm and falling to the mid 70s for Monday morning.
Monday morning through the afternoon and evening, heavy rain will move into the ArkLaTex making for a wet commute for some of us. A few thunderstorms are possible as well, but thankfully we’re not expecting severe weather for Monday. Rainfall totals for the ArkLaTex will range from 1-2 inches of rain. Less for the western ArkLaTex, and could see slightly higher amounts along the eastern ArkLaTex. Temperatures will remain ‘cooler’ in the low 80s compared to the 90s we saw over the weekend.
By Tuesday, the storm will be weakening and moving away. There may be a couple showers in the morning, but will clear by the afternoon. It will heat right back up to the mid 90s with the return of the sunshine.
Keep tuning back into KSLA for all the latest updates on any tropical weather. The entire First Alert Weather team will be watching Cristobal closely and will keep you up to date on any changes or impacts to the ArkLaTex.
Have a great weekend!