TS Barry almost stationary; Mississippi River expected to peak at 17.1 feet

David: 10pm Barry Update

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Barry continues to churn offshore with little change in strength. Bands of heavy rain are starting to rotate over the eastern part of the storm. The rain is expected to continue overnight.

The Mississippi River is now projected to only make it to the minor flood stage, which is a little above 17 feet. The latest forecast puts it at about 17.5 feet - much lower than earlier predicted by NOAA (19 feet).

The Mississippi River is expected to reach 17.1 feet, according to NOAA.
The Mississippi River is expected to reach 17.1 feet, according to NOAA. (Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Depending on the final track of the storm, the impacts could be multiple inches of rain, gusty winds, and coastal storm surge.

It may not be until late Sunday that weather conditions begin to improve and our flood risk decreases.

Landfall is expected by daybreak Saturday.

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