Huntsville, Ala. – Cindy made landfall this morning along the southwestern Louisiana coastline. Plenty of wind and rain is in the forecast here in the Tennessee Valley in the coming days. At 10am, Cindy is now a depression.
Here is a look at the latest radar image:
The official track takes the system north and east close to the Tennessee Valley on Friday. Ahead of the system heavy rain along with windy conditions are likely. We can’t rule a few severe thunderstorms as well through Friday.
10am Track of Tropical Depression Cindy
From the National Hurricane Center:
Tropical Depression Cindy Advisory Number 12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017
1000 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017
…CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE…
SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 165 MI…265 KM NW OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 10 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Tropical Storm Warning from High Island Texas to Morgan City
Louisiana has been discontinued.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
There are no coastal watches of warnings in effect.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Cindy
was located near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 93.5 West. The
depression is moving toward the north near 13 mph (20 km/h), and a
turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, followed by
a turn toward the northeast on Friday. On the forecast track, Cindy
or its remnants will move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday,
and into Tennessee later on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Additional weakening is forecast and the depression is expected to
become a remnant low by Friday if not sooner.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Cindy is expected to produce rain accumulations of 3 to 6
inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 8 inches over extreme
eastern Texas, Louisiana, and southern and eastern Arkansas
through Friday morning. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4
inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern
Mississippi, southern and central Alabama, and extreme western
Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning. This may
bring storm total rainfall in excess of 15 inches in some isolated
locations. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding
in these areas.
Heavy rainfall will expand across the Tennessee and Ohio valleys
today and across the central Appalachians Friday into Saturday.
Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of
6 inches are expected through Friday morning.
WIND: Gusts of tropical storm force in a few squalls are still
possible mainly to the east of the depression.
STORM SURGE: Inundation of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is still
possible along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast in areas of strong
TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible through tonight from the
lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf