Thursday Night: Cristobal brings threat of heavy rain for weekend

Weather

Tonight – Early evening storms are likely. Clouds decrease. Lows near 71.

Tomorrow – Isolated thunderstorms return tomorrow afternoon. A couple pockets could be strong. Skies will be partly cloudy. Highs near 89.

Extended – Thunderstorms become more numerous on Saturday. Storms will mainly be induced by daytime heating. By Sunday, our attention shifts to Cristobal and it’s potential impacts to the area. We could see our first tropical storm wind gust late Sunday. However, the biggest issue will be heavy rain Sunday through early Tuesday. We currently sit under a Flood Watch until Tuesday morning. Cristobal should make landfall Sunday night or early Monday morning along the Louisiana Coast. However, the greatest impacts could be displaced well east of the storm and not around the center. Stay alert and have a game plan – prepare, not panic.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS:
RAIN: Average 3″-6″, Locally 10″+ in some feeder bands (If under a feeder band, our threat for flash flooding will greatly increase)

WIND: 30-40 mph winds gusts – not sustained 

TORNADO: Occasional tropical funnels and weak short-lived tornadoes

STORM SURGE: 4′-6′ max (Pearl River to mouth of Mississippi River)

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