Tropical Storm Cristobal is about to make landfall in the U.S. this weekend. Here’s where it’ll hit
A tropical storm hitting the country while protests continue nationwide amid a pandemic
Tropical Storm Cristobal will remain a tropical storm and will likely hit the United States this coming weekend, USA Today reports.
- Cristobal has remained a tropical storm with 40 miles per hour winds this week. It remains likely the storm will crash into the United States.
- The storm could reach Category 1 hurricane status this weekend, too.
- The next 48 hours will determine the impact of the storm. It could lessen into a depression. But if it gains strength, it will be a tropical storm when it arrives in the U.S, according to USA Today.
- Projections suggest the storm will hit Louisiana or near the panhandle area of Florida, USA Today reports.
- “There is a small chance the system will break up over southern Mexico late this week, but the more likely scenario is for the storm to survive, move back out over the warm waters of the central Gulf of Mexico, reorganize, strengthen and turn northward toward the U.S. from Friday night to Sunday night,” said Dan Kottlowski, AccuWeather’s top hurricane expert.
The storm will be record-breaking
- Tropical Storm Cristobal has already begun setting records for its clash. It is the earliest-ever third named tropical storm in the Atlantic during hurricane season, according to AccuWeather.
- The third-named storm usually doesn’t hit until around Aug. 13.