Sunday Morning Notes On TS Barry

| July 14, 2019 @ 7:02 am

Tropical Storm Barry is inland this morning; the circulation center is over western Louisiana, and sustained wins are down to 45 mph.

Barry will continue to weaken today, becoming a tropical depression as it moves slowly to the north. The remnant circulation will move through Arkansas and southern Missouri.

The most widespread rain associated with Barry will remain just west of Alabama today, and a flash flood watch remains in effect for all of Mississippi and extreme Southwest Alabama.

Additional rain amounts of 3 to 5 inch are likely just to the west, and flash flooding will remain a possibility through tomorrow.

Tropical showers will increase across Alabama this afternoon and tonight as the air become more unstable with the daytime heating process. With Barry to the west, the atmosphere will be sheared over West Alabama, and SPC has introduced a low end “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms there.

A brief, isolated tornado can’t be ruled out this afternoon or this evening west of I-65; we will watch radar trends closely. One reminder, tropical showers are low topped, and often these brief tornadoes can’t be detected by radar. Just be weather aware if you are in West Alabama.

ON THE COAST: Rough surf will continue today, and I expect double red flags to remain in place from Fort Morgan to Panama City Beach. The day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with scattered storms possible this afternoon. The surf will settle down in the days ahead with routine summer weather. And, the rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected this week.

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Category: Alabama's Weather, Tropical

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