Tropical Storm Barry update 7-13 7AM



TROPICAL STORM BARRY ADVISORY
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 AM CDT SAT JUL 13 2019

BARRY GETS A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT NEARS THE LOUISIANA COAST.
DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST.

BARRY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED TONIGHT OR SUNDAY. THE CENTER OF BARRY WILL MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE SOUTH-CENTRAL LOUISIANA COAST DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. AFTER LANDFALL, BARRY IS EXPECTED TO MOVE GENERALLY NORTHWARD THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST BEFORE LANDFALL, AND BARRY IS EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE WHEN THE CENTER REACHES THE LOUISIANA COAST DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. STEADY WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER BARRY MOVES INLAND.

BARRY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI. THESE RAINS ARE EXPECTED TO LEAD TO DANGEROUS, LIFE THREATENING FLOODING OVER PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BEGINNING AS EARLY AS LATER THIS MORNING.


ALL PREVIOUS COASTAL WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT.

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