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Barry weakens back down to a Tropical Storm

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 14:21:03-04

Latest information on Tropical Storm Barry

Winds: 70 mph
Gusts: 90 mph
Movement: NW at 6 mph
Pressure: 996 MB
Location: 5 miles northeast of Intracoastal City

With the 1pm update the National Hurricane Center says Barry officially made landfall near Intracoastal City about 10:30 this morning as a category 1 hurricane.

Barry has since weaken back down to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds and gusts as high as 90 mph.

Although there is not much happening right now for Lafayette and parts of Acadiana the threat for dangerous storm surge along the Vermilion Bay coast in Iberia and St. Mary parish.

Also, heavy rains will continue to be a concern later this afternoon and evening as the tropical rain bands finally begin to push onshore and could produce 5-10+ inches of rain.

As Barry crawls to the northwest the winds are expected to increase throughout Acadiana up to about 40-60 mph, especially for the eastern half of Acadiana which could knock down trees and power lines.

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