A tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico forced mandatory evacuations in parts of Louisiana on Thursday, as a potential hurricane is expected to spark flash flooding in places like New Orleans.
The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Barry is located about 95 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by late Friday and make landfall by early Saturday along the Louisiana coast. Barry is the second named storm of the hurricane season.
Flooding is the strongest threat with heavy rain, Strong and damaging winds are also on hurricane Barry’s track. Some tornadoes are possible especially near the coast and can’t be ruled out. With isolated amounts of rain of nearly 20 inches.