Tropical Storm Cristobal to hit Mexico, then maybe Louisiana


Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to loses some punch today as it makes a landfall in Mexico, but the National Hurricane Center does expect the system to reemerge into the Gulf of Mexico and get its act back together and head for the Louisiana coast after that.

"Cristobal has continued to get better organized this morning," according to the center's information. "Cristobal is now moving southeastward."

The storm is expected to be inland by tonight.

"Where it could meander for the next day or two."

While there is a chance it could just fall apart over land and not remain a threat, the Hurricane Center says models show it moving back over water in enough time to organize again.

"By 48 hours, the global and regional models are in good agreement on the development."

By this coming weekend, Cristobal is expected to head north.

"A turn toward the north-northwest on day 5 near the south-central U.S. Gulf coast. The models are in very good agreement on this overall developing scenario, with only timing differences on when and how fast the cyclone will lift out away from Mexico."

Base on that, federal forecasters warn everyone along the Gulf Coast to be read.