Bands of rain from Tropical Storm Cristobal come ashore along Gulf Coast

ATLANTA — Tropical Storm Cristobal has officially made landfall in Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Bands of rain and wind from Cristobal are currently pounding the Gulf Coast.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls says the storm slowed down Sunday and is moving north at about 7 mph with winds of 50 mph and gusts of 65 mph.

The storm had been moving north at 12 mph. Conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate.

Here is what to know about Tropical Storm Cristobal:

  • No direct impacts expected on north Georgia but heavy rain stretches to parts of southern Georgia.
  • Outer rainbands started to move onto the northern Gulf coast Saturday night
  • Tropical storm warnings and storm surge warnings are in effect along the coast: Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton County Florida line; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas
  • Rainfall 4-8” expected for areas of coastal and inland areas of Louisiana including New Orleans.