Flash Flood Watch Extended Through Sunday Evening
The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for New Orleans through 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14. It was previously set to expire Sunday at 7:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Barry has slowed, pushing the timing of expected impacts further into tonight and Sunday. We are not out of the woods with this system.
Barry made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along the south-central Louisiana coast earlier today. While the storm surge risk on the Mississippi River has passed, the primary risk of heavy rain remains in New Orleans.
Tropical rain bands with heavy rain that could lead to flooding are likely with this storm. The National Weather Service now predicts rainfall totals in the six-to-ten inch range, with locally higher amounts possible. The New Orleans area remains under a Moderate risk for flash flooding. Additionally, gusty winds are impacting the area and will continue as tropical bands move through.