LOUISIANA - Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
The storm is expected to drop over 20 inches of rain on some parts of the Gulf Coast and 10-20 inches on parts of Louisiana
Mandatory evacuations are underway for some coastal residents.
TROPICAL STORM BARRY has formed at 11 am. Winds now 40 mph, strengthening is likely as it moves west.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) July 11, 2019
I'll have the latest on WSB-TV at noon. pic.twitter.com/sTzNxuwYyr
The current forecast track takes the storm from the Gulf of Mexico up west of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The storm could become a hurricane before it makes landfall.
Severe Weather Team 2 has been tracking the system for days on Channel 2 Action News and it is expected to dump tremendous amounts of rain over parts of upper Texas and the Louisiana coast.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said 10 to 20 inches of rain is likely with the slow-moving storm.
Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted along the Louisiana coast.