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Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Total rainfall from Thursday to Saturday is expected to be between 1 inch and 3 inches across the area, Barys said. In some of the bands of rain, a brief spin-up will be possible.On Wednesday morning, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state in response to flash flooding and severe weather from the storm.”We’re looking at another heavy day of rain [today], but at this point, it appears we should be able to handle these rains with our storage reservoirs, if the current forecast holds”, TVA spokesman Travis Hickey said.”Cindy is expected to produce rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 12 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning”, the National Hurricane Center said.The National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to weaken as its moves inland.”This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas”, the National Weather Service said in its advisory.Forecasters say areas south and east of Little Rock could see 2 to 5 inches of rain through Saturday morning.The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office identified him Thursday as 10-year-old Nolan McCabe of St. Louis, Missouri.In Memphis, crews worked Thursday to clear storm drains to help prevent street flooding.”Cindy will continue to move northward into Thursday evening before a curve to the northeast occurs on Thursday night and Friday”, according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm that crawled ashore from the Gulf of Mexico early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. Street flooding is expected, and some homes may be vulnerable as well, the NWS warns.Tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are pushing northward Thursday evening.The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy’s maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with continued weakening expected over the next two days.The dugout of a baseball field is destroyed in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, as severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy brushed along the northwest coast of Florida Wednesday mo.In addition to bands of drenching rain, the storm brought high winds and numerous, short-lived tornadoes and waterspouts.There will be an elevated risk of strong and frequent rip currents along much of the Gulf coast due to the large nature of the storm.