Tropical Storm Cindy sustained winds have slowed to 50mph. Rainfall is expected to increase through the evening with the heavier rain expected in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for; Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Liberty Counties, Galveston Bay and adjacent coastal waters.
Expected impacts: locally heavy rain is expected to impact the Houston and Galveston areas mostly east of I45, tonight and tomorrow morning.
Tropical Storm Cindy is forecast to make landfall Thursday morning over the eastern portions of Galveston Island and then track off to the north passing east of the TMC. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall with some embedded thunderstorms are forecast to spread into the area later today and especially through the morning hours on Thursday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches are expected with isolated heavier amounts on the order of 4-6 inches possible where the heaviest bands develop. A westward shift in the track would greatly enhance the rainfall/flooding potential. However, a shift slightly eastward would result in decreased rainfall amounts over the TMC. Given the current forecast, look for typical street flooding and moderate rises on Brays Bayou to be the main impacts to the region in the early morning hours. The risk for significant rises on Brays Bayou and Harris Gully is low; although, it would increase should rainfall amounts exceed 1-4 inches.
Additional information and updates will follow as warranted.