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As Tropical Storm Cindy Progresses, Houston Set For Heavy Rains

(Above: The current outlook for Tropical Storm Cindy’s path, as of 11:30 a.m. CST. Image Courtesy: National Weather Service)Much of the Greater Houston region remains under a tropical storm warning as Cindy continues toward the Gulf Coast. While forecasts suggest the worst of the storm is expected to affect areas east of Houston, the region […]

Tropical Storm Cindy (Above: The current outlook for Tropical Storm Cindy’s path, as of 11:30 a.m. CST. Image Courtesy: National Weather Service)Much of the Greater Houston region remains under a tropical storm warning as Cindy continues toward the Gulf Coast.

While forecasts suggest the worst of the storm is expected to affect areas east of Houston, the region could still see heavy rains, high winds, and the possibility of some flooding.

We hear the latest from Jeff Evans, the meteorologist in charge at the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service.

Latest Facts on Tropical Storm Cindy (as of Noon CT, Wednesday, June 21):

  • Expected to make landfall around the Texas-Louisiana border
  • Landfall will happen late Wednesday to early Thursday morning
  • Western parts of the Houston region wont see much impact
  • Areas closer to Galveston Bay and the surrounding area could see 30-40 mph winds, with higher gusts
  • Rainfall amounts will vary depending on location
  • Areas closer to the Gulf will see more rainfall than others
  • Areas east of I-45 could see 1-3 inches of rain
  • Areas farther east (closer to Louisiana) could see even more rain
  • Flooding and flash flooding is possible
  • More rain could accompany a cold front Sunday into Monday

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