Tropical Storm Cindy Approaching Louisiana/Texas

June 21, 2017 by Daphne Thompson
Topics:   WeatherOps | Tropical | Hurricane |

The end of Tropical Storm Cindy is drawing near. She is currently causing heavy rain and flooding in the Gulf states. This rain will continue even after landfall, which expected overnight or in the early morning hours on Thursday.

Cindy will continue moving off to the north-northwest for the next 12-18 hours, with expected landfall near the Louisiana/Texas border by or before sun-up on Thursday. Tropical storm force winds/gusts and coastal flooding may occur from Galveston Bay eastward to Mobile Bay. Storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 feet will be possible in these region, with isolated areas of 3-5 feet. Excessive rainfall will be a major concern across the region, with amounts of 6-9 inches, locally 12+, possible from south- central Louisiana eastward to the Florida Panhandle. For southeast Texas, and southwest Louisiana, rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches, locally 6+, are expected. Thunderstorm squalls containing isolated tornadoes will also be possible from south- central Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

Forecast of Tropical Storm Cindy- June 21, 2017

Visible satellite shows Cindy approaching the coast. Heavy thunderstorms can be seen forming on the north side of the low. Additional storms spread to from Texas to Florida. Widespread near gale to storm force winds and very rough to high seas will continue to impact the majority of the northern Gulf of Mexico through tonight.

GOES-16 Visible Satellite of Tropical Storm Cindy- June 21, 2017

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Daphne Thompson

Daphne is the Content Marketing Manager. Her prior experience includes working at the National Weather Center, Norman Emergency Management, and National Weather Service. With a degree in Meteorology from OU and previous outreach experience, she is able to bridge the gap between science and the general public.