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Tropical Storm Cristobal nearing Louisiana coast

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 07:08:29-04

(WTXL) — Tropical Storm Cristobal continued its northward path toward the central Gulf coast Sunday morning while spreading clouds and rain far from its core.

As of 5 a.m. Sunday, Cristobal was moving north at 12 mph, with peak wind speeds of 50 mph.

This general northward motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, even after landfall.

The state line region has experienced an increase in moisture, leading to steady rain that has become heavy in some areas. Rain totals of over three inches have been observed along the shoreline and in interior parts of the eastern Big Bend. Local flooding is possible in these sections through Sunday.

Severe weather has been isolated, with a few stronger wind gusts and possible waterspouts over Apalachee Bay early Sunday. A low-end chance for a tornado still exists for the nearby coastal zones.