Tropical Storm Barry will not have any direct impacts on Atlanta but it WILL influence our rain prospects through at least Monday.
The tropical air mass in place will interact with a front moving down from the North which will stall across our region into Monday before dissipating.
This combination will increase clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms the next 3-5 days some heavy or strong, but with plenty of dry hours and dry areas in-between.
REMEMBER, New Orleans can flood 3 ways... water coming down the Mississippi from up North, local downpours, or storm surge from the Gulf. This is a case of ALL THREE.
BARRY FORECAST TO BE AT LEAST A MINIMAL HURRICANE MAX WINDS 75 MPH BY LANDFALL SOMETIME SATURDAY:
THE NHC SAYS:
MODEL TRACK SPAGHETTI PLOT backs that up with plenty of spread:
The bathtub water temperatures in the Gulf (warmer than normal) are fuel for the storm:
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