Tropical storm likely to form Thursday

Tracking the Tropics

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, 10:25 PM

LATEST OBSERVATIONS

RIGHT NOW: We are very close to having Tropical Storm Barry. Winds currently are sustained near 30 mph. The area of rotation is now visible and the intensification is beginning. By this time tomorrow, I am confident we will have our second named storm of the season.

The most affected areas by Barry will be Southern Louisiana & Southern Mississippi…New Orleans is expected to receive anywhere from 10 to 12” of rain from Barry…on top of the significant flooding that has already occurred this morning from the disturbance’s outer bands of moisture.

Here in Central Alabama, exactly how much rain we’re looking at is still to be determined.  The farther Southwest you live in the viewing area, the better chances you have of seeing significant rainfall.  For now though, we’re only anticipating 2 to 4” of rain in total through the weekend. Further forecast details will be ironed out as Barry develops, but it is for sure something to bear in mind as you make plans for the weekend.

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