Tropical Storm Barry Expected to Bring Heavy Rainfall

Jul 13, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry 8 p.m. Update  

STORM ADVISORY AND UPDATE- Bands of showers and thunderstorms will continue shifting north into much of northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas this afternoon and into the evening in association with Tropical Storm Barry which made landfall near Morgan City, Louisiana this morning and had been firefly upgraded into a Category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 70MPH.  It has since been downgraded back to Tropical Storm status but is expected to bring heavy rainfall amounts anywhere from 10 to 24 inches in areas.   A lake wind advisory is in effect until 7AM CDT  Sunday for Parishes along and north of I-20 in north Louisiana, portions of south-central Arkansas and adjacent sections of East Texas.

FOR CENTRAL and SOUTH LOUISIANA LISTENERS –

Bands of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected to begin affecting portions of southern Louisiana, becoming more widespread throughout the day.  This rainfall could cause flooding.  If you encounter standing water on roads and highways, turn around – don’t drown.

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Tropical Storm Barry 3 p.m. Update