Brantly’s 10 PM Sunday Night Update on Tropical Storm Cristobal

Tropical storm Cristobal made landfall earlier this evening and continues to lift to the northwest across southeast Louisiana. Cristobal will weaken later tonight as it moves north-northwestward across Louisiana through Monday.

Tropical storm force winds, especially in gusts, continue to impact coastal Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida panhandle late this evening. Tropical storm force winds will spread into interior south Mississippi late tonight. Winds will gradually diminish on Monday.

Coastal flooding will persist through Monday along coast with inundation of 1 to 3 feet through Monday for Harrison and Jackson Counties, especially around the time of high tide. In Hancock County and areas west, expect inundation of 3 to 5 feet.

Additional rainfall amounts between 3 and 6 inches are expected across South Mississippi and portions of southwest Alabama, with isolated higher amounts between 10 and 15 inches for the entire event. The highest totals are expected across South Mississippi. Rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches are expected over interior Mississippi, with isolated higher amounts. Flash flooding is occurring and will continue, especially in poor drainage and low lying areas.

A few tornadoes will be possible through early Monday morning across South Mississippi.

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