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Cristobal downgraded to a tropical depression

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Posted at 3:56 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 04:56:27-04

Tropical Storm Cristobal has now been downgraded to a depression.

The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm around 3:30 a.m.

Cristobal made landfall as a tropical storm near Grand Isle Sunday afternoon.

The maximum sustained winds are now down to 35 mph as the storm is starting to become disorganized.

Cristobal is moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph. The NHC says movement should continue with some increase in forward speed Monday.

The storm is expected to move through southwestern Mississippi and northeastern Louisiana Monday, entering into Arkansas and eastern Missouri on Monday night and into Tuesday.

Cristobal is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches across portions of the central to eastern Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley, according to the NHC. Isolated amounts could reach up to 15 inches.

Rainfall has led to flash flooding across portions of the central Gulf Coast and Lower Mississippi Valley, the NHC says.

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