Payton’s Friday Night Tropical Update

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Not much change to the forecast. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall near Morgan City Saturday morning as a weak hurricane. The biggest threat is for flooding rains especially in Southern Louisiana. South Mississippi will see gusty winds and passing downpours through Sunday…the latest detailed forecast below.

LATEST FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

* 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.