JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Barry made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana late Saturday morning as a category 1 hurricane. It quickly weakened to a tropical storm again and is now a tropical depression with 35 mph sustained winds and is located about 200 miles west of Jackson. It will continue moving northwest into Arkansas as a weakening tropical depression tonight and Monday.
In central Mississippi, numerous showers and storms will continue to move through the area through Tuesday.
Local impacts will include flooding concerns; rainfall amounts between 2-6″ and quick spin-up tornadoes as the rain bands rotate through the region. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area through Monday morning. Already the pine belt region has picked up about 8 inches of rain.
MEMA officials addressed possible impacts from Barry in a press conference Thursday afternoon.
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