TS Cristobal Tracks For A Landfall Early Monday Morning
Tropical Storm Cristobal is still tracking to make landfall in Louisiana early Monday Morning according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm has taken quite a beating while on land in the Yucatan and has become very disorganized, however the NHC reports the storm is now moving north and will be in the Gulf of Mexico early Saturday morning.
NHC forecasters believe when the storm finally moves out into the gulf, it will have a good chance to reorganize itself and strengthen.
TS Cristobal is currently tracking to make landfall in Louisiana early Monday morning around the Morgan City and Houma areas. We'll know more once the storm actually makes it in the gulf and starts its journey to the Louisiana coast.
Here the SWLA weekend forecast from the National Weather Service:
- Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 99. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
- Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
- Monday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 83. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
TS Cristobal is expected to be a very strong tropical storm when it hits land. Once it does it land, forecasters say it will start to bend on a more northwest track.