The National Hurricane Center say Tropical Storm Cristobal has strengthened as it moves from the Gulf closer to the Mexican coast.
Forecasters said on Tuesday night that the storm would continue to gain strength as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast this weekend, producing heavy rain, coastal flooding, and gusty winds. Cristobal could still move inland and then head back out into the Gulf, or it could stay on its current projection and reach parts of the U.S. from the Upper Texas Coast to the Florida Panhandle.
SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM NNW OF CIUDAD DEL CARMEN MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…SE OR 140 DEGREES AT 3 MPH…6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…994 MB…29.36 INCHES
Cristobal is the earliest named storm on record in the Atlantic basin, beating Tropical Storm Colin, which formed on June 5th, 2016.