7 p.m. update: Barry makes way toward St. Mary

Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 6A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM CDT Thu Jul 11 2019

...BARRY A LITTLE STRONGER...
...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...

SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.8N 89.3W
ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM S OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...5 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Barry was located near latitude 27.8 North, longitude 89.3 West. Barry has moved little over the past few hours, but a motion toward the west near 3 mph (5 km/h) is expected to resume later tonight. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Friday, followed by a turn toward the north on Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Barry will be near or over the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana Friday night or Saturday, and then move inland into the lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected during the next day or two, and Barry could become a hurricane late Friday or early Saturday when the center is near the Louisiana coast. Weakening is expected after Barry moves inland.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.

The minimum central pressure estimated by data from NOAA and Air Force reconnaissance aircraft is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).

For the most up to date information on Tropical Cyclone Barry, visit the NWS Southern Region webpage or the National Hurricane Center webpage

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