FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Cindy approaching Gulf Coast -, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Cindy approaching Gulf Coast

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tropical Storm Cindy is approaching the Gulf Coast with landfall expected late Wednesday.

The latest on Tropical Storm Cindy has the storm located about 120 miles south of the Louisiana coast.  Maximum sustained winds are at 50 mph with movement to the northwest at 10 mph. Cindy is still very disorganized with most of the heavy rain well to the east of the center.

Cindy will move into the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast by Thursday with torrential rains and a high risk of flooding from Texas, back to Florida. Rain totals could reach 10-16 inches in some areas. 

No direct impacts are expected across our area, although the tropical moisture will enhance our rainfall chances at times. 

Tropical Storm Bret moved into the Caribbean and has encountered very strong wind shear.  As a result, the system has fallen apart. 

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