HOLT, Fla., June 3, 2020—Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall west of Cuidad del Carmen in Mexico just after 8:30 a.m. today.
The storm is expected to meander around Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the next day or two, according to the National Hurricane Center.
After that, Cristobal is forecast to begin moving northward across the south-central Gulf of Mexico Friday.
For now, the storm is forecast to reach the northern Gulf coast sometime Sunday or Monday.
Heavy rainfall, wind and storm surge impacts are possible this weekend along portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Texas to the Florida Panhandle, according to the NHC.
The earliest this area can expect to begin feeling tropical-storm-force winds is sometime Saturday evening.
The National Weather Service in Mobile advises that the risk of dangerous to potentially deadly rip currents along the beaches increases as the storm moves north.
The potential exists for higher breakers into the beaches may result in some beach erosion and potential coastal flooding into the weekend.
It is still too soon to specify any other potential impacts, according to the weather service.
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