Saturday, July 13 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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7/13/19 - Barry made landfall this afternoon as a minimal category one hurricane with max sustained winds of 75 mph, near Intracoastal City, Louisiana. As of the 4 PM advisory, Barry is now a tropical storm with max sustained winds of 65 mph located west of Lafayette, Louisiana. Barry is continuing to move very slowly to the NNW at 7 mph. Very heavy rainfall and gusty winds will continue across southern Louisiana through at least Sunday night.

A flash flood watch is in effect across our area through Monday morning. With Barry's slow movement to our west, we will continue to see rain bands move through east Mississippi and western Alabama through the day on Monday. Widespread totals of 3 to 5 inches are possible, with locally higher amounts but that will be more likely the farther west you go. As with every land falling tropical system, there is a risk of a spin-up tornado but the threat is fairly low for our area.

Our weather will begin to improve on Tuesday but I will keep the chance for a passing shower through out the day. By Wednesday, we will be back to our typical summertime pattern with temperatures in the 90s and daily pop-up showers.