Central Texas expecting minimal impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall overnight.

Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall overnight.

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.

Bob Rose Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority, addresses local meteorologists and media at a briefing April 26.[/caption]

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.
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By Nicholas Cicale

Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.


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