Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early this morning between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas. Sustained winds were 40 to 45 mph with higher gusts. The storm has brought very heavy rainfall to the region and much more is expected over the next several days.
Flash flooding will remain the biggest threat from Cindy as the storm weakens moving through the Mississippi Valley. Up to 8″ of rain is possible on top of the 2″ to 4″ that has already fallen over parts of the region. The humidity levels in the atmosphere will remain high as tropical air flowing in from the Gulf of Mexico will fuel more heavy rainfall. Flash Flood Watches continue from Tennessee and Arkansas down to the Gulf of Mexico coastline.
The threat for isolated tornadoes will continue on the eastern side of Cindy where shear levels will be high. A Tornado Watch remains in effect into this afternoon from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels