Parts of southeast Arkansas can expect to see heavy rainfall as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy move northward through the state. The National Weather Service says that the highest rainfall totals will be seen in the Delta region, from El Dorado to Monticello.
“It looks like, for the most part, the southeast half of the state is going to see the brunt of the rainfall with higher tolls down across the far southeast where we could see anywhere from three to five inches of rain,” said Chuck Rickard, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.
Cindy, which made landfall on the Louisiana coast, has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. Winds of around 35 mph accompanies the heavy rainfall as Cindy moves inland at a speed of around 13 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
“This [storm] is only a depression now, so for peak winds we’ll maybe see some 30 mph wind gusts east of the center,” Rickard said. “With the ground saturated we could see some trees come down, but as far as widespread issues, we’re not looking for that at this time.”
While Arkansas has managed to remain relatively unscathed from Cindy, life-threatening floods and at least one death have been reported along the gulf coast. A 10-year-old boy was killed after being struck by storm debris on a beach in Alabama.