Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

Posted June 25, 2017

We're Weather Aware on Saturday for the possibility of afternoon storms and heavy rain.

Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes. Bands of rain still accompany the storm, and the entire southeastern U.S.is dominated by a warm, humid, tropical air mass.

Rainfall totals of 6 inches (15 centimeters) and more were common in southeastern MS and southwestern Alabama, the weather service said.

Crews in Memphis, Tennessee, had worked Thursday to clear storm drains to help prevent street flooding before the storm set in.

According to the National Weather Service's latest advisory, the storm is expected to dump a total of 3 to 6 inches of rain, with as much as 12 inches in isolated spots, over eastern Texas and western and central Louisiana, as well as southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is staffing its operations center in Nashville on Friday and Saturday to coordinate any requests for assistance.

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of the coastal Louisiana town of Lafitte urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of the weakening system that fueled harsh weather across the Southeast. The storm has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression.

Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches.

A 10-year-old boy died in Fort Morgan, Alabama, on Wednesday, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

Several coastal roads and highways flooded, and there were scattered reports of power outages and building damage caused by wind and water.