Tropical Storm Cindy has intensified w/max sustained winds of 60mph. Landfall is predicted for 7am Thursday.
Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect but was extended to include the Houston area; as well as Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Liberty Counties, Galveston Bay and adjacent coastal waters
Expected impacts: locally heavy rain mainly east of track. At this time, county officials are confident bayous and streams will remain in banks.
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 through the day. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall with some embedded thunderstorms are forecast to spread into the area late tomorrow 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. Based on the latest track, areas along and east of I-45 will see the greatest risk for those heavier totals. Please note that there is a large amount of uncertainty in regards to expected rainfall amounts as a lot will depend on the exact track of the system and exactly where the heaviest rain bands develop. A westward shift in the track will greatly enhance the rainfall/flooding potential while 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. The risk for significant rises on Brays Bayou and Harris Gully is low; although, it would increase should rainfall amounts of 4-6 inches become more likely.
Additional information and updates will follow as warranted.