Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If Cindy Comes Ashore Near Houston - Major Flooding


Some strengthening is possible, due to the slow-moving nature of the storm, should disruptive winds aloft ease for a time.

The winds are shearing the storm and causing the swath of heaviest rainfall to focus on the northeastern side of the storm.

Landfall along the upper Texas coast or over western Louisiana is possible and may occur Wednesday night or Thursday.

Regardless of the official classification and exact path, the greatest impacts from the storm will be torrential rainfall and the risk of major flooding in the Deep South and other parts of the eastern United States.

On Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide state of emergency in preparation for the severe weather and flash flooding.

Initially, areas along the Interstate-10 corridor along a 600-mile-long swath from the Louisiana coast to part of the Florida west coast will experience the heaviest rainfall and greatest risk of flooding.

As of early Wednesday morning, over 3 inches of rain has fallen from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle with flooding already occurring in some areas.

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