Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall near New Orleans

Expected to track northward up the Mississippi river basin

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Louisiana

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Tropical Storm Cristobal has made landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, where Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect.

Minor storm surge flooding and an inland severe weather risk for spin-up tornadoes will be the primary threats in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Tropical Storm Cristobal has made landfall on the coastline of Louisiana near New Orleans.
Tropical Storm Cristobal has made landfall on the coastline of Louisiana near New Orleans. (Source: WWBT)

Cristobal’s remnants are not expected to bring any direct impacts to Central Virginia as the storm moves north into the Upper Midwest.

Tropical Storm Cristobal will track north toward the Great Lakes by the middle part of this week as a remnant area of low pressure.
Tropical Storm Cristobal will track north toward the Great Lakes by the middle part of this week as a remnant area of low pressure. (Source: WWBT)

In fact, Cristobal will take a very unusual track for a tropical system as the remnant area of low pressure tracks north toward Wisconsin. Very few Atlantic basin tropical systems have ever tracked this far west on record.

The National Weather Service office in La Crosse Wisconsin points out that the forecast track of Cristobal takes it farther west than any other post-tropical system on record.

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