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An Early Evening Check On Barry

| July 13, 2019 @ 5:50 pm

Another update from the National Hurricane Center will be coming out right around 7:00 pm this evening that will give up a good update on what is going on with Tropical Storm Barry. As of 4:00 pm, maximum sustained winds were at 65 MPH and the center was located around 85 miles south of Alexandria, Louisiana. Minimum central pressure continues to slowly rise, now back up to 997 MB or 29.44 inches.

While Barry is losing strength in wind speeds, dangerous storm surge, very heavy rain, and strong winds continue along the north-central Gulf Coast and just inland. Here is what to expect in the south and southeastern parts of Louisiana and the southern parts of Mississippi through the rest of the day and into the nighttime hours…

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to deliver widespread heavy rainfall, with some areas expected to receive 6 to 10 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts up to 15 inches possible. Potential impacts include widespread and significant flash flooding due to excessive rainfall. Area rivers may experience moderate to major flooding, depending on where the heaviest rain falls.

For only the third time in recorded history, the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City, Louisiana, has reached 10 feet… this first time caused by a weather event. The river is forecast to crest around 10.5 feet which would tie the old record set back in 1973 from an opening of the Morganza Spillway.

Increased water levels from storm surge may impact coastal Gulf and lakes in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi from Tropical Storm Barry. A storm surge of 4 to 6 feet above ground may impact the open coast of southeastern Louisiana. 3 to 5 feet above ground level from southwest Lake Pontchartrain across the north shore and MS Coast to Biloxi. 2 to 4 feet above ground level from Biloxi to the MS/AL border. 1 to 3 feet above ground level across the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain and all of Lake Maurepas.

Strong winds are expected to continue tonight and into the day on Sunday across southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

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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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