MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Tropical Storm Cristobal is already making itself known in Alabama! On Saturday, it bought waterspouts and heavy rain to coastal Alabama; light showers to far south Alabama, and cloud cover to all of us.
Cristobal’s far reaching bands are bringing some light, widespread rain to south Alabama currently. As Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to lift towards the Louisiana Coast, steadier and heavier rain will make its way into the far southern portions of the state.
Steadier and heavier rain will continue into Sunday for much of south Alabama. In central Alabama, few bands could clip the area, but it won’t be an all-day washout. It will be cloudy, though.
Cristobal will make landfall somewhere along the Louisiana coast Sunday evening, and more prominent bands from the tropical storm could reach our area Monday. This will bring periods of rain at times, with heavier rain likely in west Alabama. The tornado and wind risks look to stay in Mississippi and coastal Alabama at this time, but if the track shifts east, it could bring the tornado threat to our western coutnies, so we’re watching closely.
Widespread rain becomes likely Tuesday and Wednesday. A cold front could bring the possibility of a few strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday, but we’ll keep you updated on that possibility as the system gets closer.