Tropical Storm Barry Weakens Further, Still Making Rain

Top winds down to 45, should be depression soon
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(WWL) -- The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Barry continues to lose strength over land.

"NOAA Doppler weather radar data and surface observations indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts," Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart reported. "Weakening is expected as the center moves farther inland, and Barry is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression later today."

Rainfall keeps moving onshore wrapping around Barry as it creeps across Louisiana.

"Barry is moving toward the north near 6 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through Monday.  On the forecast track, the center of Barry will move across the western and northern portions of Louisiana today, and over Arkansas tonight and Monday."

The rain covers more than 90 percent of Louisiana and Mississippi now along with portions of Texas, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee.

Forecaster expect Barry to dump between four and ten more inches of rain on those states.

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