9:55 a.m. Update on “Barry”

The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories for the system that will become Barry later today (more than likely). The system is now expected to become a cat 1 hurricane before making landfall in western Louisiana on Saturday. This will make Barry the first hurricane of the 2019 season.

The impacts of this system will be felt all along the right-hand side of the system. Anyone with travel plans to the Gulf Coast this week needs to pay attention to this system.

Unfortunately, New Orleans is expecting a very serious flooding situation to continue to evolve as this system moves closer. The streets of the Big Easy are already flooded, with a very dire situation potentially developing with Barry moving in.

Notice the track curves westward with this update. That would keep many of the impacts too far away from us to affect us much at all. This is something to keep an eye on, though.


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