Potential Severe Flooding From Barry Day Four
Yesterday we saw a reprieve from Barry due to dry air at mid and upper levels infiltrating the north part of the system giving Nee Orleans and much of Louisiana a mostly sunny day and time to prepare for whatever comes next. This dry air also impeded Barry’s development. Today there is no such luck. While convection remains mostly on Barry’s southern flanks as of this writing, the system’s overall structure has improved allowing max winds to come up to 65 mph. It now appears that Barry will attain minimal hurricane status before making landfall in central Louisiana late on Saturday.
Barry will continue to be a slow mover; thus the main threat will continue to be heavy rain. There remains an outside threat of New Orleans’s levees getting topped if rainfall forecasts are too little. The stronger Barry gets today the heavier rainfall will be tomorrow, and guidance unfortunately has been forecaster a stronger system this morning.
As usual, here are social media notes, which I will add to during the course of Friday. This time around the latest info will be at the top of the list:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”