We have some storms developing to our west, just ahead of our “cold” front. These are not severe at this moment, but they could be strong. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a warning issued from time to time with these storms, as well. Damaging straight-line wind gusts would be the main threat. As always, be mindful of that dangerous lightning. I’ve been seeing an increase in strikes over the past half hour.
Below is the current radar, with all activity moving east, southeast.
I also wanted to say that the latest update (issued at 7:00) on Barry has him growing a little bit stronger. Maximum sustained winds have now increased to 45 mph. Further strengthening is expected overnight and through the day tomorrow. Barry should be a hurricane at landfall near New Orleans on Saturday. Parts of Louisiana can expect over two feet of rain (I’ll have more on that in the morning blog).