Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver 'drenching showers' to Upstate NY

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Much of Eagle Country is under a Flash Flood Watch as heavy rainfall is expected from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy.

When the remnants of the tropical storm come in contact with a cold front taking shape along the mid-Ohio River Valley, multiple bands of heavy rain are expected to be produced, creating precipitation totals in the 1.5-3 inch range, with as much as 5 inches of rainfall possible in isolated areas, according to the NWS.

We have one more day, Saturday, of seeing a chance of rain from this system and then we finally begin to dry out. Given the abundant moisture across the region, rain may be heavy at times, and meteorologists can not rule out localized flooding.

"We should have a comfortable weekend coming up if we can just get through tonight and tomorrow", Greg Meffert, lead forecaster in the Paducah, Kentucky office of the National Weather Service, said earlier.

Stay with for updates.

In Memphis, crews worked Thursday to clear storm drains to help prevent street flooding. Today's highs in Upstate will be in the mid-80s, but in the low 70s Saturday and Sunday.

The Chambersburg area is expected to receive about 1.4 inches of rain.

"I had heard Tropical Storm Cindy mentioned", Clewley said.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. A boy killed by debris in storm surf off Alabama was the only fatality reported so far in the storm, which spun off tornadoes and caused street flooding in many coastal areas.

Forecasters also are checking damage at other locations in central and southern Alabama to determine whether tornadoes struck there.

In Alabama, the weather service said, an EF-2 twister with winds up to 120 miles per hour (190 kph) struck just outside Birmingham Thursday. Several businesses were damaged and at least four people were hurt.