Tropical Storm Cristobal impacts tonight

(WPMI) Tropical Storm Cristobal impacts today and tonight
(WPMI){ }Tropical Storm Cristobal impacts today and tonight


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A Tropical Storm Warning continues along and south of Highway 98 for the NBC 15 area. This is where winds could get up to 39 mph or greater this afternoon and into tonight during the peak of the storm. Gusts will be highest along the coast, perhaps between 50 and 60 mph. Along the coast, the wind will increase tides by 1 to 3 feet as storm surge. The greatest risk of storm surge will be midday today and midday Monday during high tide.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Mobile and Baldwin counties until 5 p.m. Sunday.

Flood watches cover the entire area for possible rain of 3 to 6 inches. The areas most likely to flood are south and west of Mobile. Isolated tornadoes and waterspouts will be possible through tonight as well. The further west and closer to the coast you are, the more wind and rain you'll see. However, some impacts will be felt across the whole area.

Flooding on the Causeway caused the I-10 eastbound on ramp to be closed and traffic was down to one lane on the Causeway.

Flooding also caused Dauphin Island Police to close access to the west end and waves washed debris onto the roads.

NBC 15's Jaysha Patel reported flooding outside casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Soggy soil and/or trees that are halfway dead can result in a tree falling in moderate wind. Certainly, branches and limbs may come down. Prepare your home for the most likely threat of your location.

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Conditions slowly improve through the day on Monday, but it will still be windy with some occasional downpours, especially west of Mobile Bay. Daily rain chances still hang on through Wednesday and start to decrease towards the weekend.