June 23: Afternoon Update on Cindy

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are moving faster than we anticipated the past couple of days, and that’s good news for us!  Faster movement means that the severe weather threat won’t last as long, and it also means that the flooding potential won’t be as worrisome.  That said, we’re not completely out of the woods just yet.

Round Two of Cindy’s rain is moving across the Midstate this afternoon, bringing moderate to heavy rain.  A couple of “Areal Flood Advisories” (not as dire as Flash Flood Warnings) have been issued, but so far we haven’t seen any substantial problems.  The rain will continue this afternoon and evening, as shown here by the HRRR model’s radar simulation through early tomorrow morning:

The eastern half of the Midstate (roughly) is under a Tornado Watch until 8:00pm:

Storms that work their way up from Mississippi and Alabama will have the greatest potential to produce brief spin-ups.  Damaging straight line winds will also be possible.  Despite that 8pm expiration time, I think the greatest threat around here should be wrapped up by 6pm or so.

The rain will taper off tonight, and Saturday and Sunday look fantastic!  Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with plenty of sun and lower humidity:

The nice weather will continue most of next week, with just a slight shower chance here and there.  Tune into our evening newscasts for the 7-day forecast, plus the up-to-the-minute latest on Cindy’s severe weather threat.

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