Barry is strengthening and is still moving slowly. The thing to remember with slow moving storms is that they are big rain makers, and that is bad news for wherever Barry moves ashore and the the east of where is makes landfall. It is still expected to be a hurricane when it makes a Louisiana landfall early on Saturday morning. Flooding rain remains coastal Mississippi’s greatest threat. Basically, we know it’s going to rain and we are going to see coastal flooding. We just aren’t quite sure how much rain we will see, so it is best to prepare for worst case which would be up to 10 inches of rain in some areas.
The winds will increase Saturday, but the biggest threat is from the expected heavy rain showers. Greatest threat for flash flooding especially from training rain bands. Those heavy rains could linger into Sunday, depending on the track of Barry.
Flash Flood Watch
Hurricane Local Statement
Tropical Storm Watch
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Storm Surge Warning for Harrison and Hancock Counties. Storm Surge Watch for Jackson County.