Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression with sustained winds of 25 mph, but this storm will continue to impact our weather today.

Cindy made landfall as a Tropical Storm along the southwestern Louisiana coast early this morning and it continues to move north along the Texas/Louisiana state line.

 

What to expect?

A Flash Flood Watch will remain in place for our entire viewing area through Friday evening at 7 PM. Rain totals through Friday morning across the Metro and down to the Pine Belt could range from half an inch to an inch. Of course locally higher amounts can be anticipated as strong thunderstorms move through parts of our area today. The weather will be breezy today as well with winds blowing into our area from the southeast at around 15 to 25 mph.

Although the storm will weaken throughout Thursday, it will still impact our weather across central Mississippi this Thursday.

What are the risks?

A slight risk of severe storms will continue mainly east Cindy’s center of circulation Thursday. The main threat will come from flooding rains and brief F0 to F1 tornadoes. For that reason, a Tornado Watch is now in effect for central and south Mississippi until 1 PM Thursday. Please remain weather aware throughout the day!

What should you do now? 

  • Have a plan in place that you can quickly act on if flooding begins in your area.
  • Stay weather aware.  Also, it’s a good idea to download our FREE WHLT Weather app. It’ll allow you to look at radar anytime & you can set it up to alert you if a warning is issued for your area.
  • Keep in mind, this is a developing situation. We’ll continue to update our forecast through the day as necessary.

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