Tropical Storm Officially made landfall at 5pm CST this evening on Sunday, June 7th 2020. Landfall was made just east of Grand Isle Louisiana at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Since making landfall, Tropical Storm Cristobal has slightly weakened and will continue to do so over the next few days.
This evening, weakening will take place as Cristobal moves over southeast Louisiana, but still expected to keep Tropical Storm Strength. The worst of the impacts including: spin up tornadoes, flooding, and gusty winds will stay east of the track for areas in Mississippi and eastern Louisiana.
The latest track update keeps the center of the storm more eastward away from the ArkLaTex. This will keep the impacts for us minor, however rounds of heavy rain will impact some of us tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Monday morning as some of us are heading to work, only the extreme eastern portions of the ArkLaTex may feel see the heaviest of rain to start the morning. The rest of the region, likely starting off with mostly cloudy skies and on and off light rain. More rain will likely build in northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas during the afternoon.
With Cristobal’s latest track staying more eastward track, rainfall amounts are looking fairly low for much of the western ArkLaTex. East Texas will likely see less than an inch of rain as most places. Eastern ArkLaTex could see 1-2inches of rain. If a rain band sets over an area for too long, more rain and flash flooding may become a threat but chances will remain fairly isolated.
It’ll also be a breezy day with wind gusts between 15-20mph during the day as Cristobal moves northward near the region. Gustier winds will be felt in central Louisiana and over to Mississippi.
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