Hurricane Warning Issued For Portions Of Louisiana
Hurricane Warning is in effect for Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.
Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans, and from Intracoastal City to Cameron.
Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach.
Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama state line, the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City, and for Lake Pontchartrain.
Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle and for Intracoastal City to Cameron.
Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama state line.
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Tropical Storm Barry is centered as of 4 p.m. CDT about 90 miles (145 km) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Barry is moving toward the west near 5 mph (7 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Barry will be near or over the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana Friday night or Saturday, and then move inland into the lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected during the next day or two, and Barry could become a hurricane late Friday or early Saturday when the center is near the Louisiana coast. Weakening is expected after Barry moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center. An oil rig east of the Mouth of the Mississippi River recently reported sustained winds of 40 mph and a wind gust of 52 mph at an elevation of 525 feet.
Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches over southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches. Over the remainder of the Lower Mississippi Valley, total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches.
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