Update: Barry weakens into a tropical depression; system continues to produce threats of flooding and isolated tornadoes

First Alert Weather 4p 7-14-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Barry is now a tropical depression and while the system has weakened, the threat of flooding and isolated tornadoes continues. The center of the system is near Shreveport, LA and Barry will continue to weaken and move into Arkansas overnight.

Some of the heaviest rain with this system has occurred over the Pine Belt Region of southeast Mississippi. According to radar estimates, places near Hattiesburg, MS have measured over eight inches of rain over the past 24 hours. The rain and storms expanded east with the heating of the day and now the wet weather is impacting our area. Some of the storms today have been strong and there is a risk some may try to rotate, especially to the far west. We will continue to mention a limited risk for an isolated tornado in our forecast through early evening.

The primary risk for isolated tornadoes tomorrow will be located over Mississippi. However, areas to the far west still need to stay alert for the possibility of a strong storm and the threat of brief rotation Monday afternoon. The coverage of rain and storms will be more limited tomorrow and especially on Tuesday. In fact, most of the rain Tuesday looks to be closer to the remnants of Barry. On Wednesday our rain chances will increase again as the system finally exits to the north our state. We will have more specifics on the timing and impacts starting at 9 p.m. this evening on WBRC Fox6 News.

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