Barry is now a tropical depression

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Barry is now a tropical depression

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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Posted by WLBT 3 On Your Side on Thursday, July 11, 2019

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