Tropical Storm Cindy made a landfall around 2:00 a.m. between Cameron and Port Arthur, TX with winds of 40-45 mph.
As of 10:00 a.m., Cindy was downgraded to a Tropical Depression with winds of 35 mph.
The next high tide in Cameron is just after noon which means some additional coastal flooding will be possible later today as south winds remain gusty.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible today with some of the heavier rain bands that move onshore with a flash flood watch in effect through this evening.
Locally the forecast calls for widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, but that amount could easily double if some of the heavier rain bands train over the same areas for any length of time putting some areas at risk of seeing higher amounts of rainfall.
The strongest wind gusts will begin to depart the area by this afternoon as the storm’s center moves farther inland away from SW Louisiana by Thursday night.
As of now, the main impacts to Southwest Louisiana will be the heavy rain threat that could lead to flash flooding Wednesday through Friday, and the secondary threat will be the gusty winds associated with the land falling storm Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
Be sure to continue to check our forecast for updates through this week. And this is a great reminder that we are in hurricane season and you should already have a plan in place for what you would do if a tropical system were to threaten our area. If you don’t have a plan in place, then now would be a good time to make one; even if you don’t need it for this particular system.
Stay tuned to KPLC for continuous tropical weather updates throughout the next few days.
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