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Cristobal continues to unleash strong winds and heavy rain across the Midwest

A very active weather pattern is shaping up in the US today. Cristobal will meet with a front pushing in cooler and much drier air to the southern Plains. This will lead to potentially dangerous conditions in different regions of the country. CNN Meteorologist Jennifer Gray has the details.

Posted: Jun 9, 2020 9:21 PM
Updated: Jun 9, 2020 9:21 PM

Tropical Depression Cristobal continues to be a threat across the central US with 30 mph winds and may even strengthen.

"Cristobal is expected to continue to produce heavy rain which may produce flash flooding and isolated significant river flooding with a few tornadoes through Tuesday," tweeted the National Weather Service.

The center of Cristobal was moving across Missouri Tuesday morning and will continue to move to the north northeast.

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"The system will track towards the western Great Lakes and interact with another frontal system," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says.

As the storm interacts with a cold front, it will transition into an extratropical cyclone -- a system with a cold core instead of a warm core like a tropical system.

Because of this transition, "some strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours," says the Weather Prediction Center.

This means winds could spread out from the center and pick up in intensity slightly. Thirty million people are under either a wind warning or advisory, including the cities of Omaha in Nebraska, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Chicago.

Tornadoes are also possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, particularly across Illinois into western and central Indiana.

The Storm Prediction Center issued a slight risk -- level 2 of 5 -- for damaging thunderstorms across this region.

"Flash flooding continues to be the main threat from the storm," Hennen says.

Flash flood watches are out for around 10 million people from Minnesota and Wisconsin, southward into Missouri.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches, with locally up to 6 inches are possible over the next couple of days.

"There is a moderate -- level 3 of 4 -- risks for flash flooding that includes Minneapolis, Rochester, Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines," Hennen says.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 312969

Reported Deaths: 3637
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin661641115
Ramsey27766505
Anoka22149228
Dakota22015190
Washington13999115
Stearns13733116
St. Louis8747112
Scott846255
Wright775843
Olmsted665634
Sherburne587641
Clay498457
Carver474213
Blue Earth414116
Rice412836
Kandiyohi408122
Crow Wing359634
Otter Tail314322
Chisago311611
Nobles308730
Benton299451
Winona276930
Mower261623
Douglas260337
Polk256324
Morrison231629
Lyon218711
Beltrami217117
McLeod212812
Becker205415
Goodhue203228
Steele19497
Isanti190617
Itasca190423
Carlton185816
Todd181214
Nicollet162525
Mille Lacs153631
Freeborn15336
Le Sueur147011
Cass143710
Brown141315
Waseca139211
Pine13658
Meeker12879
Roseau11964
Hubbard114925
Martin113320
Wabasha10561
Redwood94619
Chippewa8877
Cottonwood8664
Renville86527
Dodge8600
Watonwan8544
Wadena8016
Sibley7934
Rock7779
Aitkin76730
Pipestone72518
Fillmore6990
Houston6984
Yellow Medicine64812
Pennington6478
Kanabec61913
Murray5873
Swift5838
Faribault5612
Pope5391
Clearwater5248
Stevens5103
Marshall4979
Unassigned49359
Jackson4881
Lake4226
Koochiching3926
Wilkin3895
Lac qui Parle3773
Lincoln3591
Norman3497
Big Stone3182
Mahnomen2964
Grant2796
Kittson2248
Red Lake2133
Traverse1481
Lake of the Woods1001
Cook720

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 227398

Reported Deaths: 2368
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk33642336
Linn14352165
Scott1124986
Black Hawk10893135
Woodbury10372126
Johnson955336
Dubuque923291
Story678822
Dallas637257
Pottawattamie631970
Sioux370325
Webster358535
Cerro Gordo357144
Marshall348546
Clinton331344
Buena Vista305414
Des Moines291520
Muscatine289268
Warren281914
Plymouth276042
Wapello255772
Jones232313
Jasper217944
Marion205320
Lee203917
Carroll198422
Bremer195212
Henry18307
Crawford174616
Benton170619
Tama154340
Jackson144613
Delaware144221
Washington141314
Dickinson139210
Boone137011
Mahaska126827
Wright12456
Clay11784
Buchanan117010
Hardin115810
Page11374
Hamilton11199
Clayton11175
Cedar108413
Harrison107729
Kossuth10667
Calhoun10617
Floyd105016
Mills10487
Fayette103910
Lyon10338
Butler10216
Poweshiek99313
Winneshiek97613
Iowa95812
Winnebago93023
Hancock8677
Grundy86311
Louisa86216
Sac8608
Chickasaw8574
Cherokee8484
Allamakee81811
Cass81623
Mitchell7984
Appanoose79312
Humboldt7715
Union7706
Shelby76511
Emmet76424
Guthrie75415
Franklin73921
Jefferson7142
Madison6864
Unassigned6690
Palo Alto6554
Keokuk5997
Howard5599
Pocahontas5584
Greene5250
Osceola5241
Ida48913
Clarke4874
Davis4709
Taylor4653
Montgomery46311
Monroe44412
Adair4418
Monona4352
Worth3630
Fremont3583
Van Buren3585
Lucas3256
Decatur3170
Wayne3007
Audubon2962
Ringgold2112
Adams1702
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