For This Week in Weather, we share the big weather stories in the US for the coming week of June 8, 2020 and how it will impact your business. Here’s what you need to know for this week in weather.
All eyes are on Tropical Storm Cristobal as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast and makes landfall, likely along the Louisiana or Mississippi coast. The National Hurricane Center is currently forecasting winds near 60 mph upon landfall. Much of the Gulf Coast will see significant rains Monday as the storm approaches, and areas with over 6 inches are likely from Florida to Texas. Some places in Louisiana and Mississippi could see close to 12 inches.
Business impact: Flooding caused by Cristobal could drive up transit times for delivery and on-demand services.
Cristobal weakens into a tropical depression as it advances through the Mississippi Valley and transitions to an extra-tropical storm, building a broad tropical moisture plume that brings thunderstorms throughout the southeast and heavy rain into the Northern Plains.
Business impact: Rains could impact farming and agriculture irrigation needs.
The broad extra-tropical remnants of Cristobal advance northeast through the Great Lakes bringing heavy rain and gusty winds into Chicago and Michigan. A long frontal boundary associated with the remnants pushes towards the Atlantic coast, creating areas of thunderstorms through the Eastern US as the front pushes tropical moisture back south and southeast. The front makes it to the coast by late Friday night.
Business impact: Winds could impact utilities and energy companies with downed power lines.