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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Depression Cindy continues to produce heavy rainfall from the lower Mississippi Valley through the southeast and into the Ohio Valley.

At 5 p.m., the center of the system was about 80 miles south of Shreveport, Louisiana and 70 miles southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cindy made landfall in the pre-dawn hours between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds have hovered at 20 mph as it moves to the north-northeast at around 12 mph.

Cindy will weaken as it keeps a northward track. It will begin turning northeastward by Friday morning as it weakens to a post-tropical cyclone, entering into western Tennessee and move central Kentucky by Friday evening.

While Cindy’s winds are not much of a problem, the heavy rains associated with it are.

The primary threat with this storm is moderate to heavy rain throughout the lower Mississippi Valley southeast and eastward into the central Appalachians.

Tropical Depression Cindy is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts, from northern Louisiana into western Tennessee and into Kentucky and the central Appalachians.

These rains will continue to enhance flash flooding across these regions, some of which could be life threatening especially across Louisiana and southeast Arkansas.

A few tornadoes are possible through tonight from the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast.

All Tropical Storm Warnings for Cindy have been dropped.


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