Tropical Storm Cindy is closing in on the northern Gulf Coast, where it will move inland near the Louisiana-Texas border early Thursday morning. Potentially life-threatening flooding is the biggest concern along the Gulf Coast and in parts of the South through Friday. Gusty winds, rip currents and isolated tornadoes are also expected.Moisture and energy from Cindy will also spread north and east ahead of a cold front Thursday into Friday, which will result in heavy rain and

possible flooding from the South to as far north as the Ohio Valley. A tropical storm warning is in effect from San Luis Pass, Texas, to Grand Isle, Louisiana, which means tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours. This warning area includes Houston, Galveston, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Lafayette, Louisiana. Tropical storm conditions are ongoing in the warning area and will spread westward and northward within the warning area through Thursday. READ MORE