The National Hurricane Center has determined that the system in the Gulf now has a closed circulation and winds of 40 mph. This now designates the storm as Tropical Storm Barry.
Barry is expected to make landfall along the coast of Louisiana on Saturday and then track northward toward Memphis. This puts us on the right-hand side of the storm, which would give us a good chance for scattered showers and storms from Sunday to Tuesday. I’ll keep an eye on that.
Barry is expected to produce significant flooding for eastern Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans. More than a foot of rain may fall on the city.
Below is forecast total rainfall amounts for the next seven days.