Happy Sunday! Still monitoring Tropical Depression Barry who made landfall as a category 1 Hurricane near Intracoastal City, Louisiana . The heaviest rainfall from Barry is still being felt along southeast Louisiana and up through central Mississippi. For us, rainfall has been light, misty, and limited. The latest outlook for rain totals shows less rain for much of the ArkLaTex, however, the very tip of our area could see more rain than expected. Thankfully, no severe weather expected for us as the worst impacts will stay to our east.
The National Hurricane Center’s 4PM update showed Barry had weakened to a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained winds at 35mph. While Barry has not brought the ArkLaTex more than light rain showers, there’s still a chance this evening and tomorrow for more rain brought on by Barry. The national weather service is still continuing the flash flood watch for Lincoln, Jackson, and Winn parishes until 7AM where rain totals could be from 1 to 2 inches. More light to heavy rainfall possible tonight with totals for most of us will still below half an inch. Where there is not rain, there are overcast skies which has kept temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s low 70s.
Again, the worst threats, severe weather, from Tropical Storm Barry are expected to stay off to our east and not impact us. Barry will be a Tropical depression by early Monday morning as it moves north over southwest Arkansas.
Monday: Monday the remnants of Barry will provide us with shower and thunderstorm activity Monday morning and afternoon. Highs on Monday will be in the low to mid 80s, some spots in east Texas may even reach the low 90s. By Tuesday, rain and thunderstorms possible early morning associated with Barry, but most of the arklatex should stay dry.
Latest update comes out at 10pm. I’ll keep you guys updated on the weather app as well as Facebook and Twitter.