Tropical Storm watch: Cindy weakens

AUpdated Cindy Map

According to a bulletin issued June 21 at 10 am by the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, but heavy rainfall could still produce life-threatening flash flooding through Friday.

As of 4:44 pm, showers and isolated possible thunderstorms are forecasted to move through central Louisiana to the northwest as rain bands from Tropical Storm Cindy begin to work into the area. Overall rainfall amounts will be light over the next few hours. Gusty winds up to 25 mph or more are likely. Expect activity to increase across the region especially in deep east Texas and central Louisiana.

Rainbands associated with Tropical Storm Cindy will begin to move into the region this evening. Although rainfall amounts will be moderate overall, individual showers and thunderstorms will be very efficient rainfall producers, and some localized flash flooding will be possible. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 pm this evening through Friday morning.

Possible flood-producing rainfall in association with Tropical Storm Cindy will continue to be possible through Friday morning. At this time, rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches will be possible across portions of the region with isolated higher amounts, which will depend greatly on the exact track of Cindy. Even as the remnants of the tropical system move north and east of our region by the weekend, plentiful Gulf moisture will remain in place with a series of upper level disturbances expected to bring even more rainfall into the region for the upcoming weekend.

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