Tropical Storm Cindy forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy forms in the Gulf

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Cindy has been stationary for more than eight hours in the Gulf of Mexico, just churning over warm waters.

With the 11 p.m. advisory, sustained winds have strengthened to 60 mph since the 2 p.m. advisory of 40mph. The tropical storm does have some forward movement now at 7 mph to the northwest, which is good.  The more it sits and spins, the more rain it'll spit out over the Gulf Coast all the way to the Coastal Empire and Low Country.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: San Luis Pass, Texas to the Alabama/Florida line, Metro New Orleans, and Lake Pontchartrain.

On this current track, Cindy will approach the coast of Louisiana and Texas late Wednesday and move inland over southeastern Texas on Thursday.

Main threats from Cindy still include flooding and a tornado risk Wednesday with six to nine inches of rainfall expected and isolated amounts of a foot! That kind of rain could cause flash flooding.

Isolated tornadoes are possible overnight into Wednesday from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

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