Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall after 8 a.m. Wednesday just west of Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center, at landfall, the storm was packing 50 mph sustained winds.
Cristobal is crawling over Mexico and will continue to pound both Mexico and Central America with life-threatening, torrential rain. Over the weekend it is forecasted track toward the Gulf Coast of the United States later this weekend with a threat of flooding rain, high surf, coastal flooding and winds.
Cristobal will be the first Gulf of Mexico June tropical storm since Cindy in 2017. In fact-- Cristobal is already a record breaking storm-- becoming the earliest-in-season third named Atlantic storm, breaking a record previously held by Tropical Storm Colin on June 5, 2016.
The forecast calls for Cristobal to strengthen to a strong Tropical Storm...but it is not out of the question that it could become a hurricane before landfall. If it does-- it would mark the first Gulf Coast hurricane landfall in over 34 years! (Hurricane Bonnie 1986) Landfalling Gulf Coast hurricanes in June are quite rare-- only occuring 4 other times in recorded history!