Tropical Storm Cristobal Update

Hi, I’m Chief Meteorologist Jason Smith with an update on Tropical Storm Cristobal. At 10pm CDT, the system is a 50 mph sustained tropical storm, moving north at 12 mph, pressure 993 mb.

There is no change in intensity since the 7pm update. Several rounds of rain bands have already impacted the area, with more expected tonight and Sunday. Expect very dangerous surf along our area beaches through Tuesday. Tides will be 1-3 feet above normal. Rain totals are expected to be in the 4-8 inch range, with the highest totals over George and Greene counties. Flash flooding is possible. Tropical storm force (39+mph) winds are expected along the coast Sunday and Sunday night.

While the actual center will likely make landfall in Louisiana Sunday evening, the greatest impacts will be well east of the center. That places our area in the area of the stronger winds and rain. We remain under a tropical storm warning. Travel is discouraged Sunday and Sunday night in our area, and to the west towards the MS and Louisiana Coast.

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