UPDATE @ 11:45 a.m. (June 22, 2017):
Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said the National Hurricane Center has downgraded Tropical Storm Cindy to a Tropical Depression due to weakening of the storm. Winds are now sustained at 35 mph with gusts reaching higher. Despite weakening, heavy rain is still being produced and is a threat for southern states. Cindy is expected to weaken more as it moves north-east later today eventually bringing the remnants back towards Tennessee and Ohio.
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The Miami Valley is expected to experience steady, heavy rain Friday due to Tropical Depression Cindy.
Tropical Storm Cindy continues to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Gulf states after it made landfall Thursday morning.
The storm is moving north at about 12 MPH and is expected t weaken over the next two days now that it will be over land, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Flash flooding remains a threat across southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the western panhandle of Florida as 6 to 9 inches of rain is expected, with some localized areas seeing more than a foot, through Thursday night.
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The remnants of Cindy are forecast to lift into the Tennessee Valley by late Friday with rain and storms pushing into the Miami Valley as early as Thursday night.
Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said tropical moisture from the south will meet up with a cold front from the northwest. This will bring prolonged, heavy rain and storms to the Miami Valley Thursday night through Friday.
The potential for a few inches of rain is still possible but the timing of the cold front could be beneficial to the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
That front is expected to move the moisture east heading into Saturday, which will allow for a dry day. Sunday appears to be another dry day with sun and clouds, yet slightly cooler.
If you head to the air show this year, be prepared to grab the sunscreen but in terms of the temperature, it will be mild but not muggy.
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