South Florida will see another day of summertime weather on Saturday, while Tropical Storm Barry is lashing Louisiana and the northern Gulf coast.
Here in South Florida, Saturday features a mix of sun and clouds, with a few east coast showers and more widespread showers and storms along the Gulf coast and in the interior. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s — but it will feel at least 10 degrees hotter.
Sunday will bring sun, clouds, a few showers, and maybe a stray storm to the east coast metro area, but the Gulf coast will see more widespread showers and storms along with periods of sun. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Look for sun, clouds, passing showers, and a few storms on Monday, with more widespread showers and storms along the Gulf coast and well inland. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Tuesday will feature periods of showers and storms along the Gulf coast, while the east coast metro area sees a mix of sun, clouds, and a few showers. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Wednesday will continue the trend of showers and storms concentrating in the western part of South Florida. Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s.
Outer bands of Tropical Storm Barry were arriving on the Louisiana coast early on Saturday. At 5 am, Barry was located near 29.1 North, 91.8 West, about 55 miles from Morgan City, Louisiana. Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour, and Barry was moving west-northwest at 5 miles per hour. Barry is expected to move slowly throughout the weekend, making the effects of heavy rain and storm surge even more severe. Storm surge of 3 to 6 feet is expected in areas that are already near sea level (or in some cases, below sea level and reliant on levees). Louisiana and much of the Mississippi River valley can expect 10 to 20 inches of rain overall, with isolated areas possibly receiving as much as 25 inches — potentially catastrophic with the Mississippi River already at near record levels.
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Elsewhere in the tropics, we’re watching a wave entering the central Atlantic. It could get a bit better organized on Saturday before it enters an area of unfavorable conditions in a day or so. The National Hurricane Center gives it a low chance of development.