7 a.m. CT graphic courtesy: NOAA, National Hurricane Center
At 10 a.m. Central Time, Tropical Depression Cindy was moving north at 13 mph with maximum winds of 35 mph. In its last public advisory on Cindy, the National Hurricane Center said the weakening storm also is producing heavy rainfall as it tracks northward. The tropical storm warning for High Island, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana is discontinued. All Gulf coastal warnings and watches also have been cancelled.
Posted earlier today —At 7:00 a.m.Central Time (Thursday), Tropical Storm Cindy with maximum winds of 40 mph is on land and expected to weaken as it pushes inward. The National Hurricane Center says Cindy is moving north at 12 mph. The NHC says the storm is about 40 miles north west of Lake Charles, Louisiana. A tropical storm warning continues from High Island, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana.
Above is the infrared satellite loop of Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico, courtesy of NOAA and National Hurricane Center. Click on link above.
Cindy’s tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles to the southeast of the center.
If you live or work along the Central Texas Gulf coast to the Western Florida Panhandle, the National Hurricane Center advises you to watch Cindy’s progress.
Stay informed and prepare for any storm impacts (flooding, wind damage, power outages) in your area.
This storm is forecast to produce 3-6 inches of rain and isolated amounts of up to 12 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana, southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning.
Rainfall of 2-4 inches or even 8 inches in some areas is forecast for southern Mississippi, southern and central Alabama and western Florida panhandle through Friday morning.
Waves of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is forecast along the coast in parts of the tropical Storm Warning area. (High Island, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana).
States of emergencies have been declared in Louisiana and Alabama.
Above, composite radar loop of Houston-Galveston area, courtesy National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service Houston-Galveston says Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas early Thursday morning. Locally, heavy rainfall continues today mostly east of I-45 and there will be some minor coastal flooding this morning along the Bolivar Peninsula and across Galveston Island, according the 4:40 a.m. local NWS Hurricane Statement. A voluntary evacuation continues for Bolivar Peninsula for people with medical and special needs due to flooding along Highway 87.
The NWS Houston forecast is 50% rain today and 50% -20% rain Thursday night.
This office building along 610 South Loop had sandbags on standby Wednesday for any street flooding from T.S. Cindy.
Excessive heat and sizzling temperatures continue for western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California and other parts of the country, according to the NWS.
For weather updates, stay tuned to local broadcast stations, the National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, weather cable stations and social media for changing weather forecasts.