Tropical moisture will push north in the coming days, and by next Tuesday or Wednesday, it will impact our weather in Wisconsin.
As of Friday morning, Tropical Depression Cristobal is located over the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This weekend the storm will track north across the Gulf of Mexico.
Over the warm waters, Cristobal is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm.
Cristobal will make landfall Sunday along the Louisiana coast, with weather impacts that stretch from Louisiana to Florida, including wind, heavy rain, and storm surge.
After making landfall, Cristobal will weaken back to a tropical depression.
But the tropical moisture will continue to surge north. That moisture is what we have our eye on.
Currently, rain amounts look manageable, ranging from 1 to 4 inches across the state, with the heaviest rain expected just west of southeast Wisconsin. But a small change in the track or timing of the storm could result in more or less rain. In addition to seeing some rain, it will likely be breezy here mid next week as well.
A frontal system is expected to collide with Cristobal remnants and help clear the moisture out of our area fairly quickly.
Stay with TMJ4 in the coming days for updates on the latest forecast.
Here is a link to the National Hurricane Center for the latest information on the tropics.