Tropical Storm Barry expected to be hurricane hitting Louisiana

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Tropical Storm Barry is on track to make landfall in Louisiana Saturday, according to the 11 P.M. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

The recent advisory estimates Barry will become a hurricane before reaching the south-central coast of Louisiana.

Dangerous storm surge, heavy rains, and wind conditions are expected across the North-Central Gulf Coast.

11 PM Fri Jul 12
Location: 28.6°N 91.0°W
Moving: WEST-NW at 3 mph
Min pressure: 993 mb
Max sustained: 65 mph

Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is possible, and Barry could become a hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana on Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (32 inches).

Hurricane and Tropical Storm warnings. Photo via WINK News

Warnings

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle
  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the 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 from Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border
Storm surge warnings. Photo via WINK News

Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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