06/20 Ryan’s “TS Cindy” Tuesday Forecast
Tropical Depression #3 officially became Tropical Storm Cindy this afternoon, and slowed to a stop for much of the day as it slowly organized and strengthened slightly. Any intensification will be severely limited by continued upper level shear, pushing the strongest convention to the Northeast, over the LA/MS/AL/FL coastlines. Drizzle began last night, increased into light-to-moderate rain throughout the day, and is now transitioning to moderate-to-heavy showers & thunderstorms. The potential for severe weather remains “slight,” but there is a chance of some smaller tornadoes and damaging winds. The main threat with Cindy continues to be the heavy, persistent rains and flash/river/coastal flooding over the next few days. I’d like to remind Gulf Coast drivers to “turn around, don’t drown” if they encounter an area of standing water.
These moderate-to-heavy rains will continue through tonight, into tomorrow, and even into Thursday before we’ll begin to see these tropical storm conditions lessen. Please remain weather aware and stay safe as Cindy continues toward the TX/LA coast.