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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:28 PM

Tropical Storm Barry forms, New Orleans in watch area

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Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is taking aim for Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday morning. New Orleans is now included in the tropical storm watch area.

Hurricane forecasters are warning South Louisiana residents to prepare for heavy rain, storm surge and other hurricane conditions. The severe weather from the storm is expected to reach New Orleans by Friday night. Barry is expected to make landfall as a weak hurricane Saturday morning in Louisiana.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the system was 95 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and 200 miles southeast of Morgan City. It is moving west at 7 mph. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and additional strengthening is expected. The National Hurricane Center said Barry could become a hurricane late Friday or early Saturday as it nears the coast of Louisiana.

The system has become better organized over the Gulf of Mexico during the past several hours, the National Hurricane Center said, and the circulation center has become better defined. Forecasters have issued a tropical storm watch for the New Orleans metro area, which means tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:32 PM

1. The following are in effect as of 10 a.m. Thursday:

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City. Tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.

A storm surge warning is in effect for the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach. Life-threatening inundation is possible during the next 36 hours.

A storm surge watch is in effect for Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border and from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City. There's a possibility of inundation during the next 48 hours.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron. Hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for east of the mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans. Tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.

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