NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Over the next 24 hours, a new Tropical Storm could form along the Gulf Coast, meaning high wind and major flooding from Florida to Texas. Rain could even affect Middle Tennessee.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving an area of low pressure over the warm Gulf waters a 100% chance for tropical development. This system is expected to become a Tropical Depression by Thursday morning, and a Tropical Storm by Thursday night. It is then forecast to become a Category 1 Hurricane by Friday and if so it would be named Barry! Right now it looks to make landfall in Louisiana sometime early Saturday. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts
The main impacts of this system will be high waves and rip currents along the coast and also inland flooding. Areas in Louisiana could pick up between 8-12 inches of rainfall. In Middle Tennessee, we could see some rain by early next week. Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast