Heavy rains end for now; more to come as all eyes on the Gulf

Wednesday Afternoon Tropical Update

A piece of energy that rotated around what is now being labeled Potential Tropical Cyclone 2 caused extensive flooding Wednesday morning in and around New Orleans.

Passing downpours will continue through the afternoon into this evening as our eyes turn to the developing system off the Mouth of the River. The National Hurricane Center expects the potential storm to become Tropical Storm Barry off the Louisiana coast by Thursday.

The most widespread tropical impacts in our area are not expected until Friday on into the weekend when the storm gets southwest of our region. It’s at that time we will experience an increase in heavy rain bands, gusty winds and the potential for storm surge. All of these impacts are highly dependent on the final track of the storm.

Stay with FOX 8 on air and online for all of the latest weather information. You can always track the storm and get live updates from FOX 8 meteorologists by downloading the FOX 8 Weather App.

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