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Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

Storm could impact US Gulf coast by weekend
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Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 11:56:32-04

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal has made landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast state of Campeche, dumping heavy rain on the already soaked region.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday the storm had sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) and was expected to turn north later in the week, cross the Gulf of Mexico and eventually threaten the United States.

But until then, forecasters expect Cristobal to meander along Mexico's Gulf coast causing severe flooding.

The hurricane center said it made landfall Wednesday morning near Atasta, just west of the major oil production town of Ciudad del Carmen.

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The NHC says that the storm will reemerge over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Friday or Friday night before moving northward over the central and northern Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

Storm surge, heavy rainfall, and wind impacts are expected to begin over the weekend along portions of the US Gulf Coast from Texas to the Florida Panhandle, according to NHC.

Forecasters say that while it is too soon to determine the exact location, timing and magnitude of the impacts, the Gulf coast region should monitor the progress of Cristobal and have a plan in place.

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