Retiring Tropical Cyclone 03L (Cristobal)…is located about 140 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas
Atlantic Ocean:There are no active tropical cyclones
A non-tropical area of low pressure has formed over the central Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles east of Bermuda. Development of this system as a subtropical cyclone appears unlikely due to unfavorable environmental conditions, and the low is expected to dissipate in a few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent
Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Cyclone 03L (Cristobal
According to the NHC, the depression is moving toward the north near 25 mph (41 km/h) and its motion is expected to acceleerate to the north and north-northeast over the next 36 hours.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours as Cristobal transitions into an extratropical cyclone.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Gusty winds are expected Tuesday night and Wednesday over portions of the Midwest and western Great Lakes as Cristobal strengthens as an extratropical low.
RAINFALL: Cristobal will produce storm total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with local amounts to 6 inches from Arkansas to the western Great Lakes through Wednesday morning. This rainfall may produce flash flooding, and is forecast to produce new and renewed minor to moderate river flooding across portions of the lower Missouri and mid to upper Mississippi Valleys. Smaller streams and rivers across southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and eastern Arkansas have already begun to rise.