Awaiting Possible Rainfall from Cindy
Cindy made landfall between Port Arthur, Texas and Cameron, Louisiana before 4am Thursday morning. She has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as her winds are less than 39mph. This system could still bring heavy rain and severe storms to those in her path. For us at home, our rain chance is not looking as great but a few more showers are possible throughout the day.
The forecast remains about the same but rainfall totals have backed way off. Widespread rainfall totals are a couple tenths of an inch to an inch or two if you're lucky. As Cindy moves north furthermore, we will have an even less chance of heavy rain coming our way. We're mainly concerned about its outer rainbands as the center of the system likely remains just to the east of our eastern counties.
Winds will still be out of the north and fairly breezy, gusting upwards of 20mph at times. Cloudy skies will stay in place as well and some of us will warm into the low 90s while others will struggle getting out of the low 80s thanks to Cindy. Unsettled weather pattern stays with us after Cindy moves on out. The weekend calls for another chance for some widespread rain and mostly cloudy skies.
Thursday: Mainly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.. High: 91. Wind: N 10-15 mph, gusts upwards of 20mph.
Thursday Night: Mainly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Low: 76. Wind: N becoming S 5-10 mph.
Friday:Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon. High: 94. Wind: SSW 5-15mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy with scattered showers possible, 20%. Low: 75. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
--Meteorologist Carly Cassady