Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver ‘drenching showers’ to Upstate NY

(CNN) – Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall Thursday in southwestern Louisiana, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds to the already soaked US Gulf Coast.As of 4 a.m. CDT Thursday, the storm was centered about 30 miles west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north at about 12 mph. Here is a glance at the latest radar image for the Tennessee Valley.”It should die out relatively quickly, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot of moisture with it”, ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said Thursday on Good Morning America. This will be the main area of concern in terms of flooding potential.The weather Friday was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia a year ago. We do get a break from the thunderstorms today as activity will be limited to the afternoon and isolated, plus we should see a fair amount of sunshine to send highs up near the 90-degree mark.Still, through all the hype, the National Weather Service says Cindy did exactly what she was supposed to do.The governors of Louisiana and Alabama both declared statewide states of emergency ahead of the storm.The boy, whose name has not been released, died at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. The severe weather system, which is blamed for some coastal flooding in the Deep South earlier in the week, tornadoes and one death, was rumbling closer to the heavily populated East Coast. Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning, and local media reports said heavy rain and winds also caused traffic problems there as the storm raked its way over the state.