Wet Weather at Times Through Monday… Friday PM Forecast Update and Latest on Barry.. #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! The 4pm update on Tropical Storm Barry continues to show a strengthening tropical storm. Winds are at 65mph and pressure is dropping. There is very deep storm development near and to the south of the center, representing an organizing system. Barry may become a category 1 hurricane before landfall in Louisiana. Keep in mind, the main impact for Louisiana coast and inland areas will be very heavy rain and flooding.

For the Alabama Gulf Coast and points east to Panama City, expect periods of rain with a light breeze. I don’t expect wind to be an impact there. Waves and rip currents will be a serious risk, so stay out of the water. The rain will not last all day, but I expect a good chance of occasional showers and storms through Monday.

For central AL, expect a good chance of occasional showers and storms through Sunday. Keep in mind, there will be big breaks between storms. Storms will dump some really heavy rain in a short period of time. Wind will be no issue directly related to Barry, but storms could generally produce gusty winds.

Rain amounts of 2-4″ will be possible over west AL, with generally 1-2″ east of I-65.

Severe weather is unlikely, but I can’t rule out an isolated tornado in west AL on Saturday or Sunday. That risk depends on the track of Barry.

Here’s your 7-day forecast below…

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7am Friday Update on Tropical Storm Barry… #alwx @wvua23

Good Friday morning! We continue to watch tropical storm Barry this morning, very slowly moving west northwest. Winds are at 50mph, and strengthening is expected until landfall on Saturday on the Louisiana coast.

For the Alabama Gulf Coast and points east to Panama City, expect periods of rain with a light breeze. I don’t expect wind to be an impact there. Waves and rip currents will be a serious risk, so stay out of the water. The rain will not last all day, but I expect a good chance of occasional showers and storms through Sunday.

For central AL, expect a good chance of occasional showers and storms through Sunday. Keep in mind, there will be big breaks between storms. Storms will dump some really heavy rain in a short period of time. Wind will be no issue directly related to Barry, but storms could generally produce gusty winds.

Rain amounts of 2-4″ will be possible over west AL, with generally 1-2″ east of I-65.

Severe weather is unlikely, but I can’t rule out an isolated tornado in west AL on Saturday or Sunday. That risk depends on the track of Barry.

Richard Scott