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Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico

Forecast to make landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane

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ROANOKE, Va. – As of the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Barry has developed in the Gulf of Mexico. Barry is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, bringing a tremendous amount of rain and flooding. 

This is a big concern for the Mississippi River near New Orleans.

Rain totals in some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi may go over a foot, due to the slow-moving nature of the storm. 

We will not see any impacts from this storm during the weekend. By the middle of next week, we may get some remnant rain and/or wind.

For the weekend, we're hot, humid and mainly dry.

If we do see any impacts from Barry, it would be next Wednesday as a remnant low. Stay up to date with us, as we continue to track this storm.

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.