Tropical Storm Barry Update

July 11, 2019

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The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, moving toward a landfall in Louisiana this weekend. Further strengthening during the next 72 hours is forecast.

The latest information on Barry is in the graphics on this page.

The system is also expected to produce total additional rain accumulations of 6 to 12 inches near and inland of the central Gulf Coast through early next week, with isolated maximum rainfall amounts of 18 inches. Rainfall amounts exceeding 6 to 9 inches  occurred across portions of the New Orleans metropolitan area Wednesday, resulting in flooding.

LOCAL IMPACTS

A flash flood watch is in effect through Sunday for the North Escambia area. In Escambia County, we are expecting 3-5 inches. Depending on how rain bands set up during this event, we could see even higher amounts in rainbands that repeatedly move over the same areas. The bulk of the rain will begin overnight Thursday into early Friday and extend through the weekend. We can expect our usual afternoon showers and storms.

Coastal flooding is possible beginning Friday and continuing into Sunday, especially during high tide in the mid-morning hours. A coastal flood watch is in effect Friday through Sunday afternoon.

There is high risk of rip currents with high surf of 5-8 feet.

For the local weather forecast, click here.

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[Image of WPC Flash Flooding/Excessive Rainfall Outlook]

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