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Cristobal weakens to a depression; continues to produce heavy rains

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Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2020. 9:46 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) informed that Cristobal has weakened to a tropical depression.

The Government of Mexico has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning from Campeche to Coatzacoalcos.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Tropical storm watches or warnings may be required for portions of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico later today. Interests there and along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of Cristobal.

As of 10 a.m. CDT, the center of now Tropical Depression Cristobal was located inland over Mexico about 160 miles (260 km) south-southwest Campeche.

The depression is moving toward the east-southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h), and this motion should continue through midday.

On the forecast track, the center will move over the land mass of extreme northwestern Guatemala and eastern Mexico today and tonight.

The center is forecast to move back over the southern Gulf of Mexico Friday or Friday night, over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, and approach the northern Gulf of Mexico coast Sunday and Sunday night.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Little change in strength is expected to occur through tonight. Re-intensification is expected to begin on Friday.

Cristobal is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Saturday:

Mexican states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan…

– Additional 6 to 12 inches, isolated storm totals of 25 inches.

-Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca…Additional 5 to 10 inches.

– Southern Guatemala and parts of Chiapas…Additional 15 to 20 inches, isolated storm total amounts of 35 inches dating back to Saturday, May 30th.

– El Salvador…Additional 10 to 15 inches, isolated storm total

amounts of 35 inches dating back to Saturday, May 30th.

– Belize and Honduras…Additional 3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches.

Rainfall in all of these areas may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

 

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