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Tropical Storm Barry Brings Risk Of Main Flooding, Storm Surge For Louisiana

BOSTON (CBS) — As of 11 a.m. on Thursday, Tropical Storm Barry turned the second named storm of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Strengthening within the Gulf of Mexico, this tropical storm is anticipated to succeed in hurricane standing simply after midnight on Saturday. It’s going to make landfall alongside the Louisiana coast as a Cat 1 hurricane and stay at that power over a 24 hour interval. Over the subsequent two days, rain totals will vary from 6-15”+ in elements of Louisiana.

(WBZ-TV graphic)

The Nationwide Hurricane Heart additionally issued a hurricane warning Thursday afternoon for elements of the Louisiana coast.

The foremost risk with this method has been and continues to be the flooding and storm surge. The Mississippi River is already at an especially excessive stage. It’s newest studying at Baton Rouge was 42.18. Flood stage is at 35 ft and “main flood stage” is at 40 ft. It’s anticipated to crest at 43 ft the night of July 23. As for the storm surge, forecasts counsel the inundation will attain wherever from Three-6 ft above floor stage from areas west of Morgan Metropolis, Louisiana to Biloxi, Mississippi

(Picture credit score: NOAA)

The system will slowly slide northeast and lose some its depth. That being stated, heavy rainfall continues to be anticipated into early subsequent week for elements of the Mississippi River valley.

Barry doesn’t appear to have its sights set on New England, nevertheless, this may linger and will shift in monitor over the weekend. Thus, the WBZ climate workforce will maintain a really shut eye on Barry’s motion.

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