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Update on Tropical Storm Cristobal

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 23:42:24-04

Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to make landfall sometime late Sunday afternoon or evening in southern Louisiana. As of 8pm Saturday, the National Hurricane Center listed the storm as a disorganized system struggling to gain intensity. Therefore, Cristobal's strength is roughly unchanged with its stats listed below.

One reason this storm is having difficulty is due to its broad rotation. Large tropical storms like this have a had time closing off the center of circulation and bringing the convection, or storms closer to its core. This keeps them weaker or it takes a longer time for them to intensify and in this case - it should make landfall before it can get itself together and gain strength.

Its large size could also lead to drier air sneaking into it as well, which will weaken the storm since tropical systems don't like drier air.

Cristobal's Impacts

Even-though the storm isn't expected to gain major strength before making landfall it'll still cause problems in the south. Heavy rain will be the storm's biggest threat along with gusty winds and even some storm surge as far east as the Florida Panhandle.

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