Tropical Storm Warning issued for Mississippi coast

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The entire Mississippi Coast is now under a Tropical Storm Warning as Cristobal approaches.

Sixty plus mile per hour winds are expected to arrive along the coast by Sunday morning. Forty plus mile per hour winds are expected to arrive in Central Mississippi Sunday evening.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama coastlines ahead of Cristobal. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Cristobal strengthened back to a Tropical Storm Friday afternoon, with winds of 40 miles per hour.

Storm Team 12 Meteorologist Jacob Lanier answered your questions about the storm on Facebook Live.

The storm is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm on Sunday night, with the strongest winds likely east of the storm center.

A Storm Surge Watch has also be issued for the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Indian Pass to Arepika, Florida, and from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including Lake Borgne.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.

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