June 3 Update: Tropical Storm Cristobal is not headed toward Jacksonville but tropical moisture loosely related to the storm will be close by our area through the weekend. Our local rain threat is highly dependent on Cristobal’s track, movement, and strengthening. The tropical moisture may cause scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder starting Saturday. The First Alert Weather team will continue to track the storm as we get closer to the weekend.
June 2 Update: Tropical Depression Three is currently in the southern Gulf of Mexico and is now Tropical Storm Cristobal. First Alert Weather Meteorologist Corey Simma said it will meander for a few days before moving into the central gulf over the weekend. Current indications show no impacts to the Jacksonville area.
Original Story from June 1 below:
The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Tropical Depression Three, located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Action News Jax First Alert Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh said the system is expected to strengthen and bring heavy rainfall to portions of Mexico.
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