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Tropical Storm Barry winds recorded at 65 mph, nearing hurricane status

Posted: 10:17 AM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 11:19:28-04
Tropical Storm Barry winds recorded at 65 mph, nearing hurricane status

According to the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. ET update on Tropical Storm Barry, the storm's winds are now reaching 65 mph.

A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when wind speeds reach 74 mph.

A hurricane warning remains in affect for portions of the Louisiana coastline.

The storm is continuing to move north at a pace of 5 mph, and the slow speed could further strengthen the storm before it makes landfall.

"The slow movement of Barry will result in a long duration of heavy rainfall and flood threat along the central Gulf Coast," the National Hurricane Center said.

More on this at it develops.