Tropical Storm Barry: Hurricane Intensity Possible Before Landfall

"Less than 24 hours before landfall, the National Hurricane Center predicts Tropical Storm Barry will approach Morgan City early Saturday, bringing flood-inducing rain and storm surge with it.

According to the NHC in its 4 a.m. update, Barry has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, and it has started to pivot a bit, now moving west-northwest at 5 mph.

It’s still possible Barry could become a hurricane before landfall, but the injection of dry air into the storm’s center of circulation has cut off its ability to rapidly intensify. " had the story July 12, 2019.


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"Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast" (AP)

"New Orleans’ Levees Face A Hard Test As Storm Bears Down" (AP)

Source:, 07/12/2019