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An Evening Look At What To Expect Across Central Alabama From Barry

| July 11, 2019 @ 7:44 pm

The update that just came out from the National Hurricane Center shows that Barry has strengthened a little while the forecast track remains the same as it is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and roughly follow the Mississippi River northward.

Barry is still a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds now up to 45 MPH. The minimum central pressure has dropped to 1001 MB or 29.56 inches. The movement has slowed to 3 MPH westward.

While the forecast path remains unchanged, we do note that the National Hurricane Center is keeping Barry as a tropical storm when it makes landfall on the Louisiana Gulf Coast on late Saturday morning into the afternoon hours.

For us in Central Alabama, we’ll have periods of showers and thunderstorms throughout Friday and the weekend with rainfall totals reaching 1.00-2.00 inches east of the I-65 corridor and 2.00-4.00 inches west of I-65. It looks like at this point that the wettest days across the area will be on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

While widespread flooding is not expected at this time, but we could see some localized flash flooding in urban and other poor drainage areas.

Also, on the current the forecast track of Tropical Storm Barry, this now puts nearly all of the western half of Central Alabama in a Marginal Risk for severe storms, starting with the southwestern and western parts of the area on Saturday afternoon. The threat looks to continue through Sunday night which should include a large portion of the western parts of the area. The main threat will be the possibility of a few brief spin-up tornadoes.

We’ll continue to have updates on Barry throughout the weekend and into the start of next week. Stay tuned.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather, Tropical

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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