/Barrys sustained winds continue to weaken, expected rain totals dip, hurricane center says

Barrys sustained winds continue to weaken, expected rain totals dip, hurricane center says

Hurricane Barry, now a tropical storm, continues to weaken as it continues its trek inland, the National Hurricane Center said in its 10 p.m. Saturday advisry.

Winds have decreased to 50 mph. Additional weakening is expected as Barry’s center moves farther inland, eventually weakening to a depression on Sunday.

Barry’s expected rain accumulations total has decreased as well, with only 8 to 15 inches of rain expected over south-central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi.

Barry is moving to the north-northwest at nearly 8 mph. A turn toward the north is expected on Sunday, and this general direction should continue Monday. Barry’s center will move across central Louisiana on Saturday night, through northern Louisiana on Sunday and over Arkansas Sunday night and Monday.

The fear that hurricane storm surge from Barry traveling atop a swollen Mississippi River could overtop levees and floodwalls in New Orleans s…

The tropical storm warning from the Mouth of the Mississippi River to east of Grand Isle has been discontinued, but the following warnings remain in effect:

  • Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
    • Grand Isle to Cameron
    • Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans
  • A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
    • Intracoastal City to Biloxi
    • Lake Pontchartrain

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Much of coastal Louisiana has felt the impact from the storm, which made landfall Saturday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane.

All of Morgan City is currently without power.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas are expected to feel the effects of Barry late into Saturday night through Sunday.

The following rain amounts are predicted for these areas:

  • West Baton Rouge: 8-12 inches
  • Iberville: 8-12 inches
  • East Baton Rouge: 6-10 inches
  • St. Charles: 3-6 inches
  • St. John: 3-6 inches
  • New Orleans north shore: 2-4 inches
  • New Orleans:  1-3 inches

Slow, erratically moving Tropical Storm Barry is shaping up to be a major rainfall threat to central and eastern Louisiana as it crawls ashore…

Tornadoes are also possible through Sunday across portions of Louisiana, southern and western Mississippi, and southern and eastern Arkansas.

A couple of tornado warnings were briefly issued late Saturday evening in the New Orleans metro area.

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