Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 28, 2017

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy and a swath of tropical moisture has worked its way into Ohio, colliding with a cold front moving through Ohio Friday to generate rain and storms with heavy downpours, causing localized flooding and considerable ponding on roadways through the afternoon and evening hours.

National Weather Service officials in the three states said rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) were expected, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to arrive in southern Arkansas late Thursday, according to a forecast released by the National Weather Service of Little Rock.

The Storm Prediction Center says severe weather is still possible in an area reaching from the Deep South to western Pennsylvania as remnants of Cindy move northward.

Stay with Fauquier.com for updates.

A man shields himself from the rain while riding his bicycle on the intersection of St. Emmanuel and Leeland streets Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Houston as Tropical Storm Cindy hit Southeast Texas and th.

It has since dumped 12 inches of rain in Ocean Springs, MS. Navarre and Pensacola, FL, saw more than 8 inches of rain.

Cindy could drop six to nine inches (15-23 cm) of rain and bring as much as 15 inches to some parts of southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, the NHC said. Widespread severe weather is not expected.

This afternoon the skies will be clear and it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and a chance of precipitation at 20 percent, the NWS said.

"We should have a comfortable weekend coming up if we can just get through tonight and tomorrow", said Greg Meffert, lead forecaster in the Paducah, Kentucky, weather service office. Low-lying roads in many areas were covered with water.

The storm caused its first reported fatality on Wednesday when a 10-year-old boy struck by a log that a large wave dislodged while he stood near shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama, the Baldwin County coroner said.

"Everyone will get around an inch (30 millimeters) with the passage of Cindy", meteorologist Maura Casey in Charleston said Thursday.

"For late June, I'll take that", Baron said.

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