Currently over Mexico, Tropical Depression Cristobal is expected to begin moving north over the Gulf of Mexico Friday evening. As Cristobal moves over the Gulf of Mexico, it is expected to intensify, likely strengthening into a tropical storm. At this time, forecasts call for Cristobal to continue north towards the Gulf Coast near Louisiana. While Cristobal is unlikely to reach hurricane status, the region should be prepared to deal with significant rain, wind, and coastal flooding. In terms of timing, the current forecast indicates Cristobal will likely begin to initially impact the region late Saturday. The center of the storm is forecast to come ashore Sunday evening and may linger into Monday before moving into the upper Midwest early next week.
If your drivers are located in the updated projected path of the storm, please exercise caution and heed all local forecast updates and evacuation instructions. As always, if you require any fleet support during this time, please contact ARI for assistance.
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