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Tropical Storm Expected To Hit Louisiana This Weekend

Courtesy: National Weather Service_NOAA

TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL — Louisiana residents are being warned to get ready for Tropical Storm Cristobal. According to the National Weather Service -- the storm is on track for a direct hit to the state by the weekend. While areas like coastal Louisiana and major urban centers like New Orleans and Baton Rouge are most at risk, during his press conference late Wednesday,  Gov. John Bel Edwards warned all Louisianans should take.

"Everything in Louisiana will likely be impacted," Edwards said. "Obviously the further south, the more impact you can expect."

Edwards also said different worst-case scenarios were being considered in preparation for the storm.

"The most reasonable worst-case scenario that we've 

Credit Courtesy:: Governors Office of Louisiana_Facebook
Courtesy:: Governors Office of Louisiana_Facebook
EXPECTING A LOT OF RAIN - Governor John Bel Edwards said all of Louisiana will be affected by Tropical Storm Cristobal during a press conference on Wednesday 06.03.20.

been told by the National Weather Service is to expect 12 to 15 inches of rain on the east side of the storm," explained Edwards."That's going to fall over a 48 hour period, that's a lot of rain."

Edwards also said the storm’s track could shift so everyone in the state should be on alert. Tropical  Storm  Cristobal made landfall Wednesday in Mexico and was expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico within days.  Weather forecasters are watching this storm closely to see if it could gain strength and develop into a hurricane.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.