Tropical Storm Barry: New Orleans flooding risk; storm path; track; latest weather forecast — live updates – CBS News

Tropical Storm Barry slowly churned toward the Louisiana coast on Friday, threatening to drop as much as 25 inches of rain in some areas. The National Weather Center said tropical storm conditions could start as early as Friday morning, with the storm expected to make landfall Friday night or Saturday morning.

As of 10 p.m. CT, Barry was located about 85 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and about 165 miles southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana. The storm is moving west at 3 mph.

Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 50 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected and Barry could become a hurricane late Friday or early Saturday.

Barry’s biggest threat will be rain, with 10-20 inches of rain expected to fall in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Some areas could see up to 25 inches of rain, the National Hurricane Center said.

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