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Tropical Storm Cristobal growing in the Gulf, posing threats from Florida to Louisiana

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Tropical Storm Cristobal is on track to make landfall on the Gulf Coast Sunday with powerful winds up to 60 mph.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm is continuing to move northward at 14 mph across the southern and central Gulf of Mexico in its 7 a.m. update. The impacts of the storm stretch from eastern Texas to the Florida Panhandle.

Cristobal puts U.S. Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida under tropical storm watch

The storm is expected to impact several parts of the country, including Florida.

The unsettled waters in the Gulf prompted the National Weather Service in Miami to issue a flood watch for South Florida through 8 p.m. Saturday.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to continue through the day and into the night across most of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The strongest storms could contain heavy rainfall, funnel clouds, and gusty winds in the afternoon and evening, the service said.

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