Payton’s Friday Night Tropical Update

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Barry continues as tropical storm as of 10 PM Friday. The storm shows some signs its trying to organize more. The storm is still expected to make landfall near Morgan City as a category one storm Saturday morning. While the most significant impacts appear they will remain in Louisiana, something to watch will be flooding rainfall on Saturday. Bands will setup somewhere across the area and these could lead to flash flooding. Impacts to South Mississippi are below:

*WINDS: Below tropical storm force wind – Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

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* STORM SURGE – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible – Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 3-5 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas – Window of concern: Saturday Morning

* FLOODING RAIN – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect – Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts

* TORNADO – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: – Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes.