Central Florida can expect a reduced chance for afternoon storms as Tropical Storm Barry pulls moisture into the gulf this weekend.
Most Central Florida residents stayed dry Friday afternoon under partly cloudy skies. The clouds held the high temperature between 88 and 90 degrees, but they felt as if they were in the triple digits.
Scattered showers and storms moved from the south. More persisten storms affected Marion and Volusia counties, where there were flood advisories triggered.
Make sure to stay away from flooded areas. Poor drainage areas may easily flood.— Irene Sans (@IreneSans) July 12, 2019
Turn Around Don't Drown.
Advertencia por inundación. Zonas con mal drenaje pueden inundarse. Calles pueden estar inundadas, no intente cruzar. Tome vía alterna pic.twitter.com/9dJTu6XmRB
More than 2" of rain has already fallen near Daytona Beach. Minor flooding is possible as the heavy rain continues. pic.twitter.com/S2uIuOf1Ay— Kassandra Crimi (@KCrimiWFTV) July 12, 2019
With the reduced rain chances, things will also start to heat up Saturday and Sunday. Most of Central
Florida can expect a 30% chance for rain and temperatures around 93 and a heat index of 105 degrees.
People in Louisiana are bracing for Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to make landfall in the state Saturday, likely as a Category 1 Hurricane. Regardless of intensity or status, Barry will bring life-threatening floods for Louisiana and Mississippi.
Some areas of Louisiana can expect to see more than a foot of rain as Barry slowly moves through the state over several days.
Scattered storms today (this is 6 PM). The rain chance goes down this weekend & temps go up. I'm tracking that, and Barry, on 9 now. pic.twitter.com/w6XC0npORV— Brian Shields (@BrianShieldsTV) July 12, 2019
Heads Up: As Barry moves away from Florida, we get hotter this weekend!☀️⛈🌴🥵 pic.twitter.com/057EPDcrUe— Brian Shields (@BrianShieldsTV) July 12, 2019
Every tropical system is different. They each have their own calling card. You can throw the "category" out the window for this because rain/flooding is the life-threatening element. Over 15" of rain will be possible in spots! pic.twitter.com/b4Xjj38GP6— Brian Shields (@BrianShieldsTV) July 12, 2019
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