6/7/2020 at 7 p.m. – by Maria Sotolongo at KIAH – Here is the latest update from the National Weather Service on Tropical Storm Cristobal.
Cristobal slightly strengthened as it approached land, with maximum winds of 55 mph. It made landfall earlier this evening in southeast Louisiana. Gradual weakening will begin overnight, and the storm is expected to then become a tropical depression. Storms are moving to west-northwest as rain bands move northward. Tornadoes have been reported in Florida, and there remains a possibility for some rotation within the storms.
Here are details from the National Hurricane Center:
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area along the northern Gulf coast through tonight. RAINFALL: Cristobal is expected to produce storm total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches across portions of the central to eastern Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley, with isolated amounts to 15 inches. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with local amounts to 6 inches are expected across portions of the Mid to Upper Mississippi Valley and Northern Plains near and in advance of Cristobal. This rainfall will likely lead to flash flooding and widespread flooding on smaller streams across portions of the central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley. New and renewed significant river flooding is possible along the central Gulf Coast and into the Mississippi Valley. TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible tonight across eastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and northern Florida. SURF: Swells generated by Cristobal will affect portions of the northern and eastern Gulf coast during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
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Local Weather Emergency Resources
- City of Houston Emergency Information Center
- Harris County Flood Warning System
- National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
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- City of Houston Emergency Information: Twitter & Facebook
- City of Houston Office of Emergency
- COH OEM Preparing for Hurricane During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COH OEM Management:
Local officials including those at Harris County Precinct 4 are encouraging everyone to prepare to hurricane season 2020.
6/5/2020 9a.m. – KIAH Meteorologist Maria Sotolongo has your look at your 7-day weather forecast for the next week and a look at what to expect locally from Cristobal.
6/5/2020 7:45a.m. – Cristobal is expected to make landfall overnight Sunday into Monday morning. KIAH Meteorologist Maria Sotolongo has those details.