Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Friday

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said the boy had walked outside a waterfront condo where he and his family were staying in Fort Morgan, Alabama, and was standing only a few feet from the door when a large wave knocked a log into him around 10:30 a.m. "If you live on the water, though, that's what's going to happen". It maximum sustained winds of 20 miles per hour (32 kph) and was heading northeast, expected to move into Arkansas Thursday night.

Louisiana's governor is urging his state's residents against dropping their guard now that Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened to a tropical depression.

"If something happens, continue to seek us out so we can be there for them", he said.

"There's not really too many places you can get away from that around here", she said.

Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Cindy may unleash floating islands of fire ants.

The Weather Prediction Center calls for a half inch to an inch of rain across Upstate, with higher amounts in thunderstorms.

Debris covers State Highway 87 after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall earlier Thursday, June 22, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas.

Meanwhile, Cindy's intermittent wind and rain weren't just limited to the coast.

Forecasters say Cindy, the onetime tropical storm since downgraded to a depression, is weakening as it heads inland.

"It's a long way from being over", said Edwards, who said the state has issued more than 169,000 sand bags.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy brought tornadoes and flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Thursday and its heavy rains will drench much of the eastern United States in coming days, forecasters said.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and extreme western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning.

Storms also downed trees in the Florida Panhandle. It was centered about 75 miles (115 kilometers) north-northeast of Memphis at midday Friday.

He said only a portion of East Houston got several inches of rain. There's a 5 percent chance those storms will carrying damaging winds or hail, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

In coastal Hancock County, Mississippi, more than 300 streets were flooded, CNN affiliate WVUE-TV in New Orleans reported, citing emergency management officials. Unfortunately, this may mean parts of West Virginia will be in the core of the heaviest rainfall a year to the day after the deadly and devastating June 23, 2016, floods.

  • Leroy Wright