Forecasters expand tropical storm warning along Gulf Coast

Forecasters expand tropical storm warning along Gulf Coast

Much like Cindy, there were watches and warnings in place before Bret was named. The storm which is affecting some cruise ships has according to the National Hurricane Canter maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is moving northwest at 10 miles per hour. The storm is packing heavy rain, with between four and eight inches likely as it moves north and up to 10 inches possible for parts of the gulf coast, including the Florida Panhandle. I would not be surprised if a flash flood watch is issued at some point tonight or tomorrow. "We learned from last year's floods that even unnamed storms can be devastating, so it is critically important for everyone in South Louisiana to get a game plan before this storm system arrives".

Cindy formed Tuesday from a system that had been developing in the Gulf. The state says FEMA is moving 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into Louisiana. Street flooding is expected, and some homes may be vulnerable as well.

The State of Emergency will be effective at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect until the threat diminishes.

The storm's eye was about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad.

"Cindy is now almost stationary, but we expect the storm to begin a northwestward track toward at midweek", according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.

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Here are three things to know about Tropical Storm Cindy, to help you better prepare for possible impacts.

Cindy is moving to the northwest and should reach the coast by late Wednesday or early Thursday.

It is expected to bring between six and nine inches of rain, "with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches" in some areas. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.

Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. This included Panama City Beach, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the report also said.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency because of the threat of torrential rains and other severe weather, including unsafe high tides and rip currents.

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Already some flooding from outlying rain bands was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast as Cindy hovered almost stationary - still well offshore. We expect fairly routine summer weather Saturday and Sunday on the central Gulf Coast, with a partly sunny sky both days and the usual risk of scattered storms.

Tropical Storm Cindy, over the Gulf of Mexico, will drift toward the United States with flooding rainfall, severe thunderstorms and rip currents this week. It is now producing 40 miles per hour sustained winds as it moves west at 23 miles per hour.

Forecasters say the Alabama and MS coasts could be inundated with as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain from a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

The government said in a statement that it was dispatching cleanup crews as soon as the flooding receded, noting that heavy rains were still forecast for the area. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Bret formed on Monday. This area will then track northeast ahead of a cold front that will move into the Tennessee Valley late Saturday.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has postponed his State of the City address again because of tropical weather that's approaching the Louisiana coast.

Warnings and Watches Issued With Storm on the Horizon
So, rain chances will be high over the next couple days, but keep in mind they are very dependent on the above mentioned track. This one has a 90% chance of formation over the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of formation over the next 5 days.

According to the National Hurricane Center, April tropical storms are rare, and this is only the second one (the first was 2003's Tropical Storm Ana) since the use of satellite.

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