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Wondering about Tropical Storm Cindy’s impact on North Texas?

The dark band of clouds on the horizon this morning are the outer bands of Tropical Storm Cindy that made landfall along the Texas-Louisana border early Thursday morning.
The dark band of clouds on the horizon this morning are the outer bands of Tropical Storm Cindy that made landfall along the Texas-Louisana border early Thursday morning. dkent@star-telegram.com

Tropical Storm CIndy made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline but any significant rainfall is expected to stay well to the east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm made landfall between Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas. The last tropical system to make landfall on the Texas coast was Tropical Storm Bill in June 2015.

On the storm-battered Bolivar Peninsula not far from Galveston, one person had been found dead and another person had been taken to the hospital after a pickup was found stuck in the sand on the beach. The Houston Chronicle reported that the two people in the pickup were an elderly Winnie couple who had been missing since Tuesday and may have had a suicide pact, according to officials.

In the DFW area, there’s only a 10 percent chance of rain today but East Texas will have a much better chance. The closest rain to the Metroplex Thursday morning was in the Tyler area.

“Really, it’s places like Palestine, Athens, Canton and Paris that have a chance of seeing rain today,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bianca Villanueva.

Rain chances will increase this weekend across North Texas but it has nothing to do with Tropical Storm Cindy. A cold front will move into the area dropping high temperatures into the mid-80s this weekend. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain Friday night, 50 percent Saturday and 40 percent Saturday night and Sunday.

Before the cooler weather arrives, heat indexes are expected to soar close to 105 on Friday.

As for the weekend, it won’t be a total washout but portions of the Metroplex could see a half-inch to an inch of rain by Monday.

“Right now, we’re not anticipating any severe weather with these storms,” Villanueva said.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna

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