Photo: National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Cristobal, which was downgraded to a depression Thursday morning as it spins across the Yucatán Peninsula, is now being tracked to make its United States landfall in Louisiana.
But National Weather Service meteorologists say “there is still uncertainty” about the trajectory because the storm is still a few days away from the Gulf Coast. It is predicted to land like a tropical storm.
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Current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center put Houston just west of the forecast cone, which predicts the storm’s eye. Beaumont, about 85 miles east of the city, is inside the cone, maps show.
Much of the weekend’s forecast is based on Cristobal’s path.
Today and Friday, however, are expected to be warm and partly cloudy, with high temperatures in the 90s and a small chance of isolated thunderstorms.
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