HOLT, Fla., June 4, 2020—Tropical Storm Cristobal could weaken to a depression before reemerging in the Gulf of Mexico and heading toward the coast according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is drifting southeast over eastern Mexico, but is expected to make an east-northeasterly turn later today.
The center is forecast to move back over the southern Gulf of Mexico sometime tomorrow, over the central Gulf Saturday and approach the northern Gulf coast Sunday.
It’s expected to regain tropical storm strength as it moves across the Gulf.
For now, Cristobal is forecast to remain a tropical storm by the time it makes landfall someplace along the Louisiana coast.
There are indications the wind field will expand as Cristobal moves north which may present some wind impacts along the central Gulf coast, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.
This area could begin feeling tropical-storm-force winds sometime Saturday evening.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible this weekend as Cristobal approaches with higher amounts expected Sunday into Monday as the core of the storm passes to the west across Louisiana.