Storm Team 12: Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

Cindy remains a tropical depression this morning with sustained winds around 15 mph. Portions across central Mississippi are still expected to receive some rain later this morning as Cindy exits the region.

Cindy made landfall as a Tropical Storm along the southwestern Louisiana coast early yesterday morning and the storm will begin to take a northeasterly turn today.

What to expect?

Some showers and embedded thunderstorms within this system have the potential of dropping an inch or more of rainfall in a short time period, which could result in flash flooding.  A Flash Flood Watch will remain in place for our viewing area area through this evening at 7 PM.

What are the risks?

The risk for severe weather today is much lower than yesterday, but it is still necessary to mention it in the forecast. A marginal risk is in place, especially northeast of the Metro. Gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and a few isolated spin-up tornadoes are possible again today. The time frame for this will be late morning through the early afternoon.

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. You can follow us on Twitter & Facebook for information & to ask question. Also, it’s a good idea to download our FREE WJTV 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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