Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Tropical Update:

Tropical Storm Cindy continues to pump heavy rain into the Gulf Coast as it slowly moves closer to landfall.

  

TS Cindy’s winds intensified overnight to 60 mph but regular water vapor imagery and experimental low-level water vapor imagery from GOES-16 show that a significant amount of dry air is present just east of the center. This is likely disrupting the convective organization, causing wind speeds to drop back down to 50 mph as to moves to the NW at 10 mph.

  

Its forecasted to make landfall sometime early Thursday morning somewhere between East Texas and Western Louisiana. Once it’s over land it will slowly lose strength and get picked up by a cold front early Friday morning. This will push what’s left over of the storm east Friday and into the weekend.

  

The general consensus is for the remnants of Cindy to push to the north of the Carolinas but a few models suggest that some of the moisture could come in with the cold front late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

 

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