NHC says tropical storm Cindy weakens slightly

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 21, 2017 9:37 AM

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Cindy has weakened slightly and the center of the storm is expected to reach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

"Cindy should weaken after landfall and eventually become absorbed in a frontal system over the eastern United States just after 72 hours," the forecaster added.

Cindy is currently located about 180 miles (285 km) southeast of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h).

(Reporting by Apeksha Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)