Cindy downgraded to tropical depression as system moves further inland

HOUSTON — Houston we’re officially in the clear! Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it moves further inland, the National Weather Service said.

Tropical Storm Cindy is now inland and is weakening, but Houston residents can still expect heavy rain across the area. The city could see 1 – 2 inches of additional rain with 3 inches possible in the east side of the city, according to NWS.

Tropical Storm Warnings had been effect for Harris, Galveston, Chambers and Liberty counties,  but have been cancelled as of early Thursday.

Update: 5:09 a.m.

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Houston residents can expect scattered thunderstorms throughout Thursday and possible temperature highs of up to 90 degrees.

NWS said winds have subsided but will remain 10 -20 mph offshore.

Meteorologists said minor coastal flooding due to elevated tides and wave runup can be expected until mid-morning Thursday.

Tropical Storm Cindy is currently about 80 miles northeast of Galveston. Meteorologist predict inundation of up to 1 foot to continue for the next few hours across low spots on the Bolivar Peninsula and across Galveston Island.

Other resources:

• Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
• Flood Safety: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
• Local Road Conditions: Houston Transtar
• State Road Conditions: DriveTexas.org

[CW39 Houston’s Maggie Flecknoe shares a brief tropical storm update at 7:45 a.m.]