Miami, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Tropical Storm Cindy packing 40 mph winds made landfall this morning about 30 miles west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Cindy is moving toward the north near 12 mph, a turn toward the north-northeast is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Friday.
On the forecast track, the center will move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday, and into Tennessee later on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph withhigher gusts.
Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression later today, and become a remnant low tonight.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles )to the southeast and southwest of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 m b (29.36 inches).
Graphic Credit: National Hurricane Center