As early as this week, the elements may hit Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.
Tropical storm Cristobal, the third of this hurricane season, formed on Tuesday off the coast of Mexico and, according to meteorologists, could reach Texas, Louisiana, or Northwest Florida by Friday or early next week.
The storm is expected to remain in the Gulf of Mexico for the next 24-36 hours, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Paul Walker said.
“It’s starting to move north along the coast,” Walker said. “If the storm reaches the United States, it’s likely to hit southwest Texas and Louisiana, but it could also reach Northwest Florida if it moves quickly.”
According to the expert, the storm may come ashore as early as Friday.