Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Forecaster Jeff Morrow said the WAFB viewing area will still feel the impacts of Cindy as it continues to move inland Thursday along the Louisiana-Texas border.

The system is now boasting sustained winds of roughly 35 miles per hour, though some areas may see wind gusts of tropical storm strength.

Before the storm made landfall on Thursday, one person had already died from injuries related to its winds. Officials blamed heavy rains and winds from the storm.

John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for Louisiana as a result of Tropical Storm Cindy.

Most computer model forecasts now show Cindy's remnant low making its closest pass to North Carolina late Friday night into Saturday morning as it moves toward northern Virginia. Street flooding is expected, and some homes may be vulnerable as well, the NWS warns. The flash flood threat is much higher.

Tropical Depression Cindy may be on the way out, but that doesn't mean our heavy rain potential is over.

Lingering areas of rain are likely through early Saturday morning with clouds then lingering through Saturday afternoon.

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Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana just after 4:00 a.m. Thursday, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.

The National Weather Service estimates that anywhere from 2 to 10 inches of rain has fallen along Gulf Coast, and flooding has been reported Thursday throughout the Gulf Coast, including in New Orleans, Cameron, LA, Ocean Springs, MS, and Spanish Fort, AL.

The storm could cause a surge of up to three feet (1 meter) in isolated areas from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle, and possibly spawn tornados from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast, the NHC said.

It's the rain that defines this storm.

Locally gusty winds with and without thunder could down tree limbs and lead to sporadic power outages near the Gulf Coast.

"People along the upper Gulf coast will also need to be vigilant for the risk of a few tornadoes and waterspouts through Thursday night", according to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Richard Schraeger.

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