Barry is strengthening and is still moving slowly. 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. Storm Surge is 2′ to 5 ' for Hancock and Harrison Counties and 2′ to 4′ for Jackson. Most of the inundation will be along the coast, in low-lying areas which typically flood, along rivers, bays and inlets.
By | July 12, 2019 at 1:49 PM CDT - Updated July 12 at 1:49 PM