4WARN Weather: Barry Building in Strength

Late this morning Barry was upgraded to a tropical storm. It is situated around 145 miles SE of the Louisiana coast line and movement is to the W at about 5 mph.

Forecast landfall is on track Saturday neat Morgan City or Franklin, roughly 60 miles east of Lafayette. Storm surge and flooding will be the biggest threats with much of these areas near the coast below sea level. Barry will track north into the Mississippi Valley over early next week, eventually turning east.

Our impacts are minimal, elevated rain chances and slightly cooler high temperatures through the weekend.