Barry A Little Stronger At The 7:00 PM Update

Not much has changed since the last update was given a few hours ago. 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.

Watches and warnings remain the same at this time. Here is a list of all that is currently in effect.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Intracoastal City to Grand Isle

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle
* Intracoastal City to Cameron

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle
* Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans
* Intracoastal City to Cameron

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border
* Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
* Lake Pontchartrain

The forecast path remains unchanged, but 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.

Nearly all of the western half of Central Alabama has been placed in a Marginal Risk for severe storms on Saturday afternoon through Sunday night with the main threat coming from the possibility of a few brief spin-up tornadoes.

The next complete update will be out around 10:00 pm. Stay tuned.

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