Tropical Storm Cindy maintaining its strength in the central Gulf of Mexico, and it will be a soaker, bringing potentially life-threatening flooding concerns to parts of the Gulf Coast through late this week. Gusty winds, rip currents and isolated tornadoes are also expected.
Moisture and energy from Cindy will also spread north and east ahead of a cold front Thursday-Friday, which will result in heavy rain and possible flooding from the South to as far north as the Ohio Valley.
A tropical storm warning has been issued from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border, including Lake Pontchartrain, which means tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours. This warning area includes New Orleans, Houston, Galveston, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, Biloxi, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.
Tropical storm conditions are beginning to be experienced within the warning area and will spread westward within the warning area through early Thursday.
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