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Tropical Storm Cindy is centered as of 7 a.m. CDT about 165 miles (265 km) south-southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana, and about 200 miles (325 km) southeast of Galveston, Texas. A Tropical Storm Warning continues along the U.S. Gulf Coast from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border, including metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. Tropical storm conditions continue to affect portions of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast over the eastern part of the warning area and should spread westward within the warning area through early Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Cindy will approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late today or tonight, and move inland over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana on Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today. Slight weakening is forecast to begin on Thursday. The primary hazard from Cindy continues to be very heavy rainfall over portions of the central and eastern Gulf Coast, which could cause life-threatening flash flooding in some locations. Total rain accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches, are expected over southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday. Amounts of 3 to 5 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches can be expected farther west across western Louisiana and eastern Texas through Thursday. Rainfall should spread northeastward across Arkansas and into portions of the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys through Friday, with total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Storm surge inundation of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is expected along the coast in portions of the Tropical Storm Warning area, with isolated areas possibly up to 4 feet. A few tornadoes are possible this morning through tonight from the western Florida Panhandle to southern Louisiana. Get the latest on Cindy at www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Cindy

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