The National Weather Service anticipates Tropical Storm Cindy will make landfall on the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Louisiana border by 7 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the agency’s 1 p.m. forecast Wednesday.
The storm’s impact on Central Texas is expected to be minimal, with today’s forecast predicting less rain than was predicted Tuesday afternoon, Bob Rose, Lower Colorado River Authority meteorologist, said in a blog post Wednesday morning.
“Most of the rain and wind associated with Cindy is forecast to occur across eastern Texas, generally to the east of I-45, extending east across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida,” he said in the blog post.
For the eastern part of Central Texas, the forecast calls for a few bands of light rain and thunderstorms after midnight, with occasional rain through Thursday, Rose said. The probability of rain Thursday in the Austin area will be near 20-30 percent and rainfall is anticipated to be less than a tenth of an inch, he said.
As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Cindy’s maximum sustained winds were recorded at 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.