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Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

The main threat will be moderate to heavy rain with some severe weather moving east heading into the central Appalachians through Friday night before moving off the East Coast on Saturday.The storm is expected to enter the southern Ark-La-Tex and move to near Shreveport by 7 p.m.Tri-state residents are bracing for potential impacts from Tropical Depression Cindy as the weakened but still strong storm takes aim at parts of the south.Temps peak around 83° with strong southwest winds gusts to 30 miles per hour Friday afternoon.A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by the storm.The remnants of the tropical storm, which was downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday afternoon, has dumped several inches of rain on Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.”Over the next few days”, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said, “the remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to North Georgia“. Earlier, authorities had issued warnings of possible tornadoes in Louisiana and Mississippi.Memphis Light Gas and Water said 10,000 were without power yesterday morning, according to Associated Press reports.Because of the flood, some streets in New Orleans were closed, and the mayor asked the residents to remove the cars from the road and not ride on standing water.Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the unsafe storm is still causing major damage in the Southeast U.S.”If there’s not so much rain, it could end up being beneficial”, corn and rice farmer David Hillman said in Almyra, Arkansas, 55 miles (90 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock. I don’t think we’d have a problem with that.Kula said the tropical storm has not posed a threat of a tornado watch for the area at the time, but there is a risk of severe weather later Friday afternoon.”A very tropical environment, so we can still get some of those tropical showers”, said Graham.In southwest Louisiana, not far from where Cindy came ashore before dawn Thursday, motorists in trucks were driving through knee-high water in the streets. The closest rain to the Metroplex Thursday morning was in the Tyler area.In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall sent about 10 inches of water into her business, Top Shop, which sells and installs granite countertops. Severe weather is predicted for much of the state and neighboring MS all day Thursday.