First Alert: More afternoon t-storms expected today, potential tropical storm forming in Gulf

First Alert: More afternoon t-storms expected today, potential tropical storm forming in Gulf

Good morning everyone! We're starting off your day with partly cloudy skies and temps in the mid-70s. Skies will be partly cloudy today with scattered t-storm later this afternoon. Highs will be in the low 90s, but the heat index will make it feel like 102-106. Temps will be in the 80s this evening with lows in the mid-70s.

Scattered T-Storms will be possible Friday as what will become Barry throws moisture and showers our way. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Potential Tropical System #2 is spinning but it's not strong enough just yet. It will likely become Tropical Storm Barry within the next 24-36 hours.

The forecast from the NHC still calls for it to make landfall in central Louisiana as a Category 1 Hurricane Saturday Morning. Hurricane Hunters have several flights scheduled overnight to continue gathering data on the storm.

The main threats for the pine belt include 2 to 10 inches of heavy rain, a few tornadoes, and winds between 15-35 mph with higher gusts possible.

Rainbands will begin to move in on Friday and last through the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be the days with the biggest impacts from the threats mentioned above. We’ll have some leftover rain on Monday before everything clears out on Tuesday.

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