The National Hurricane Center continues to issue advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three which may become Tropical Storm Cindy later this afternoon.
A circulation organized enough to declare this a Tropical Storm has yet to develop. Due to this, starting in 2017 the NHC is now allowed to initiate advisories when confidence is high enough that the storm will develop soon.
A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the entire coast of Louisiana. This warning goes from High Island, TX to the Mississippi/Louisiana border.
A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect from High Island, TX to San Luis Pass, TX.
Conditions in the watch and warning areas will deteriorate throughout the day today as heavy rain bands begin to move onshore. This is especially true for portions of Southeast Louisiana including the metropolitan area of New Orleans.
The forecast track continues to take the storm towards the coast of LA with a landfall possibly occurring early Thursday morning near Sabine Pass.
It should be noted that impacts from weaker storms can be far reaching and in some cases stretch hundreds of miles. For this reason, do not focus on the center of track.