National Hurricane Center: 10 AM Tropical Storm Update
Here's the latest update on the strengthening of Tropical Storm Barry as he has the Louisiana coast in his crosshairs.
Barry has strengthened since the National Hurricane Center's 7:00am update. TS Barry is still currently moving WNW at 5mph with sustained winds of 65mph.
Barry is once again forecast to become a Hurricane before landfall.
With the current predicted path, the storm should make landfall closer to Lafayette.
Rainfall will currently be the largest threat to SWLA with some of our listening areas potentially experiencing 4-6 inches of rain with our outlying listening areas possibly getting around 6-10 inches.
According to the above model, Baton Rouge now has the largest predicted rainfall in the wake of Barry with a possible 15-20 inches of rain.
If you live along the Louisiana coast, we advise everyone to please be prepared for this storm. Have the proper supplies ready and evacuate if you feel it's necessary for you and your family. There's no such thing as playing it too safe.
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