Cristobal made landfall at about 5 p.m.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the center of Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall at 5 p.m. along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Grand Isle.
The National Weather Service has since canceled Tropical Storm Warnings in St. Mary, Iberia, Vermilion and St. Martin parishes were canceled. This includes all adjacent coastal waters.
Earlier today, we reported that Tropical Storm Cristobal was making its final push into the Southeastern Louisiana Coast Sunday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 45 mph as the storm remains lopsided and large. Although the center of circulation made landfall in Louisiana, rain bands associated with the storm could be felt as far east as Florida!
We have dry air coupled with wind shear to thank for keeping the storm disorganized and prohibiting it from maturing into a healthy tropical system. Really, dry air has been intruding the storm ever since it departed the Mexican Coast earlier this week which kept most of the moisture on the eastern side of the storm.
We have already seen some heavier squalls making their way through St. Mary, St. Martin, and eastern Iberia parishes earlier this afternoon. A few rain bands will make their way across Acadiana through tonight and into Monday morning.
As mentioned, the bulk of the action and heavy rainfall will stay well east of the area into portions of SE Louisiana and coastal Mississippi/Alabama. We may pick up an additional 1" or less of rainfall through Tuesday. Again, higher amounts staying well off to our east.
Monday we will keep the clouds around the area with some intervals of sunshine as Cristobal starts to trek off toward the North and East out of the region. Winds will turn around and be coming out of the southwest, which coupled with daytime heating, may help to spark off some showers and storms by the afternoon on Monday on the backside of the system.
Tuesday looks to be drier before a "cool" front arrives to the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Showers and storms are expected during this time frame and we can not out the possibility of a few of the storms to be on the strong to severe side as dew points will be running in the mid to upper 70s.
The rest of the 10 day looks to remain relatively nice through the end of the work week and into next weekend as highs top out in the lower 90s. At least that is something to look forward to! Have a great week, y'all!