June 8, 2020 / 9:03 AM / a month ago

Cristobal weakens into a tropical depression, U.S. NHC says

FILE PHOTO: Tropical Storm Cristobal is seen on a northern track over the Gulf of Mexico in a satellite image taken June 7, 2020. NOAA/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Cristobal weakened into a tropical depression as it moved farther inland, while additional weakness is expected through Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

The tropical depression was located about 40 miles (65 km) north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, packing a maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said on Monday.

“However, Cristobal is expected to strengthen some as it becomes an extratropical low Tuesday night and Wednesday,” the NHC said.

Reporting by K. Sathya Narayanan in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Chopra

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