Tropical Storm Cristobal has been declared, but what does that mean for us here in the Carolinas? Well, the exact location of landfall for Cristobal is not even certain yet, but the cone of uncertainty appears to be somewhere between Texas and Mississippi. As of now, Wednesday, Cristobal does not look to strengthen into a hurricane before landfall. It is possible however that she does strengthen into a Category 1, so if you have friends or family in the cone, be sure to advise them of the threat.
Once Cristobal moves inland she can stall, which would cause for a potentially dangerous flooding scenario. These remnants may drift east over the Carolinas sometime next week which would bring us more rain. This, however, is not a guarantee just yet. The amount of rain that we could get from Cristobal’s leftovers can vary from flooding to a light drizzle. Landfall is not expected along the Gulf Coast until late this coming weekend. Any impacts for our area again, would not be felt until next week.
This is the beginning of what is likely to be an active hurricane season!