Barry weakening, bringing heavy rain to Louisiana


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tropical Storm Barry continues to bring moderate to heavy rain east of our area. It has weakened to sustained winds of 40 mph. Louisiana and points east toward Mississippi up toward Arkansas and Tennessee will see rain along with possible flooding. Other threats include isolated tornadoes and gusty winds. For us in East Texas, we have a chance for showers but we have drier air in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere and they will struggle to get going this afternoon. We’ll still keep about a 30% chance for parts of the area today.

Here is the most up-to-date information with Barry. You can read more of the public advisory from the National Hurricane Center here.

The latest tropical advisories:

The latest track of Barry continues to keep East Texas from seeing copious rain amounts that our neighbors in Louisiana will see. However, scattered showers are expected this afternoon and into Sunday.

See our video above for the latest information and forecast track.

The current forecasted path is staying over Louisiana at this time. East Texas is just on the western edge of the storms expected main impact.

There are still Futurecast models that show a potential West drift of this storm but the overall model agreement keeps Barry East. As we stay on the western side of the storm our overall rain impacts won’t be anywhere like what parts of Louisiana and Mississippi will receive this weekend.

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