Sprawling storm Barry intensifies into a hurricane


UPDATE: July 13, 2019, 3:17 p.m. EDT: The National Hurricane Center advised that after making landfall in Louisiana, Barry weakened to a tropical storm. This doesn’t change projections for pummeling rain and the likelihood of extreme flooding.  

The lopsided storm Barry is now a hurricane. 

The National Weather Service expects Hurricane Barry, packing 75 mph winds, to pummel portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, other nearby regions with extreme rain and flooding on Saturday and Sunday. Barry might not be a major hurricane, but it has capitalized on exceptionally warm ocean waters to load itself with moisture — which will soon douse the region. Read more…

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