6/21, 4 p.m. update

Maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Cindy continue at 50 mph. Cindy's forecasted track remains in line with previous forecasts.  

6/21, 1 p.m. update

Maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Cindy continue at 50 mph. Cindy's forecasted track remains in line with previous forecasts.

6/21, 10 a.m. update

Maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Cindy have now dropped a bit to 50 mph. Cindy's forecasted track remains in line with previous forecasts.

Overnight Wednesday, Tropical Storm Cindy picked up some strength and intensity as it continued its slow, northwestward track.  Maximum wind gusts are now at 60 mph, however, forecasters do not expect Cindy to strengthen much more before it makes landfall early Thursday morning.

The latest track projections continue to predict Cindy to come ashore somewhere near the Texas/Louisiana border.  The tropical storm should start a turn towards the north and then to the northeast as it curves back towards northern Louisiana.  If this forecast cone holds true, then Deep East Texas should be spared the 7-8 inches of rainfall earlier predicted.  However, some areas across the Pineywoods could receive up to 5 inches of rain.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday at 7 p.m. through 7 a.m. Friday for Angelina, Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Tyler, southern Jasper, and southern Newton counties.

A Tropical Storm Warning is also in effect for Tyler, Jasper, and Newton counties as persons in those counties, especially the southern section of those counties, could expect winds gusting over 45 mph late Wednesday through Thursday.

A Lake Wind Advisory is out for most of East Texas as winds could gusts over 30 mph over the next 24-36 hours.

Slight wobbles or 'jogs' in the path of Tropical Storm Cindy over the next 24 hours could alter the forecasted track and effects significantly.  We will use this site to update all forecasts and conditions for the storm.