Cindy expected to weaken after landfall; rain still expected

Meanwhile, the Gulf coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy that landed ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm made landfall between Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas.

The dugout of a baseball field is destroyed in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, as severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy brushed along the northwest coast of Florida Wednesday mo.

Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials said today the threat of flooding and storms from Tropical Depression Cindy has not ended, although the worst of the weather appears to have missed Alabama.

As of the 4 p.m. advisory, Cindy was located 46 miles south of Shreveport, LA, with maximum sustained winds of 21 miles per hour. "If there's one storm that affects Louisiana, then it's a busy season for us", said Graham.

"Fortunately, Alabama dodged the brunt of the storm", the governor said.

The cold front that could produce those storms will also bring much lower temperatures this weekend.

With last year's flood disaster in West Virginia still in mind, the state's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management held briefings for emergency managers ahead of the rains, spokesman Lawrence Messina said.

Heavy downpours were expected in East Texas, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Heavy rainfall associated with remnants of the tropical storm caused scattered street flooding across central and southern IN on Friday. But ABC News meteorologists said this warning is likely to end soon as Cindy weakens throughout the day. The severe weather front, which was blamed for earlier coastal flooding in the Deep South, tornadoes and one death, is rumbling closer to the densely populated East Coast.

In Alabama, a statewide emergency was declared by the Governor, referring to the National Meteorological Service's forecasts of a violent sudden flood that was possible on Thursday, as tropical moisture moved north to the state.

"They're not saying we're going to get a lot of wind out of it", he said.

Though the tornado watch has not been extended to Sumner, Davidson or Williamson counties, Flash Flood Watches are in effect until 7 a.m. CDT on Saturday.

She's since dumped 12 inches of rain in Ocean Springs, MS. Navarre and Pensacola, FL, saw more than 8 inches of rain.

The storm made landfall in southwestern Louisiana before dawn Thursday, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes. A boy killed by debris in storm surf off Alabama was the only fatality reported so far in the storm, which spun off tornadoes and caused street flooding in many coastal areas.

  • Carolyn Briggs