7 PM Sunday: Christobal Continues Moving Inland After Landfall

Storm Watch

Storm Watch

Tropical Storm Christobal continued to move inland Sunday night after making a landfall between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Grand Isle that afternoon.

Its maximum winds remained at 50 miles per hour as it moves north at seven miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center said tropical storm force winds would continue to be felt from southeast Louisiana eastward to Mississippi and Alabama and the possibility of heavy rainfall and storm surge remains a threat.

However, the NHC did drop some watches and warnings. The storm surge watch along the Louisiana coast from east of Morgan City to the mouth of the Mississippi was discontinued as was the tropical storm warning west of Morgan City.

A storm surge warning remained in effect from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs and Lake Borgne and a tropical storm warning was still active from Morgan City to the Okaloosa/Walton County, FL line, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.

Christobal is expected to make a north-northwest turn overnight before resuming a northward trek across the mid-section of the United States. The system will see gradual weakening and Christobal should be downgraded to a tropical depression sometime on Monday.

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