Barry has strengthened into a hurricane before becoming the first tropical system of 2019 to make landfall in the United States. The storm will continue to move over the lower Mississippi Valley with severe flood threats into Monday. Maximum sustained winds within Barry increased to 75 mph, making the storm a Category 1 hurricane. Barry is moving into central Louisiana near Marsh Island, which is located in Vermilion Bay, about 100 miles west of New Orleans. .. continue reading Barry making landfall as hurricane, poised to dump up to 2 feet of rain inland
A dangerous storm system in the Gulf of Mexico strengthened on Thursday to become Tropical Storm Barry.
The storm is the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and is expected to make landfall on the Louisiana coast Saturday as a strengthened hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is unusually slow-moving — crawling at just 5 mph as of Thursday afternoon EDT — meaning it has the potential to dump a tremendous amount of rain as it lingers over the same places for extended periods of time. Continue at Source: Tropical Storm Barry is set to wreak havoc on weekend travel — here’s what you need to know about flights