Tropical Storm Barry Update 7-12 4PM



TROPICAL STORM BARRY IS EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE BY LANDFALL ON SATURDAY.

DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST.

BARRY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 6 MPH. A MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHWEST SHOULD BEGIN DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY.

ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF BARRY WILL APPROACH THE CENTRAL OR SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF LOUISIANA THROUGH TONIGHT AND THEN MAKE LANDFALL OVER THE CENTRAL LOUISIANA COAST ON SATURDAY. AFTER LANDFALL, BARRY IS EXPECTED TO MOVE GENERALLY NORTHWARD THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST BEFORE LANDFALL.BARRY IS EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE WHEN THE CENTER REACHES THE LOUISIANA COAST ON SATURDAY. WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER BARRY MOVES INLAND.


WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR INTRACOASTAL CITY TO GRAND ISLE

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 STORM SURGE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
INTRACOASTAL CITY TO SHELL BEACH

A STORM SURGE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
SHELL BEACH TO THE MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA BORDER
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO GRAND ISLE
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

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