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Tropical Storm Cristobal strengthens

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 23:33:51-04

Tropical Storm Cristobal became more organized Tuesday evening with the 10pm update indicating better satellite representation, lower surface pressure, and stronger winds, up to 50mph.

Cristobal was nearly stationary and is expected to make a possible and brief Mexican landfall accompanied by a weakening to a depression Wednesday.

The forecast track then takes the system back into water northward by late Thursday into Friday with re-intensification trend for a couple of days.

The forecast track appears to be a "bee-line" for Acadiana and Lafayette threatening the area with sustained tropical storm winds of 65 mph.

Changes to this track and the forecast intensity will likely occur due to some much uncertainty with the system over the next couple of days...but now is the time to get storm supplies and a plan for this weekend should we see a direct impact from this storm.

Based on the current forecast, the highest impacts would be greatest beginning Sunday afternoon, with landfall Sunday night, and lingering winds and rainfall into Monday.

Currently it is impossible to estimate the exact conditions we may see here in Acadiana, but we'll begin to have a btter feel of what's to be expected by Thursday and certainly into Friday.

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