See more of the story Flooding rain from Tropical Cyclone Jade has pelted eastern Madagascar from late Sunday through Tuesday. Jade made landfall early on Monday morning near Antalaha in northeastern Madagascar. By Tuesday morning, the greatly weakened Jade had lost cyclone status only to regain it following a jog back out to sea.

Through Thursday, Jade will make its way slowly southward near the southeast shore of Madagascar throwing torrential rain against the coast as it does. Top rainfall potential through Thursday will exceed 10 inches, so the threat of flooding will linger over the southeast coast.

Along with excessive rain, the storm will pose a threat of high winds until it drifts clear of the coast, most likely late on Thursday and early on Friday.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews