(KALB) - MONDAY MORNING UPDATE:
Barry continues to slowly move to the north at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 25 mph as of the 4AM Monday update from the National Hurricane Center. It is located about 80 miles west-southwest of the city of Little Rock, Arkansas.
-Off/on rain persists with occasionally heavy rain.
-Sustained winds of 10-20 mph, with gusts of 30 mph possible.
-Rain remains likely; heavy rain may occur with any convective bands that set up south of Barry's center.
-Sustained winds of 10-20 mph, with gusts of 30-40 mph possible in bands.
MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY MORNING:
-Rain becomes scattered with a few t-storms Tuesday with higher temperatures.
-Winds of 5-15 mph with gusts of up to 30 mph possible.
RAINFALL FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY:
-Beauregard/Vernon/Sabine: Peak amounts up to 5 inches.
-Natchitoches/Winn/Grant: Peak amounts of 6-8 inches.
-Allen/Rapides/La Salle/Catahoula/Concordia/Evangeline: Peak amounts up to 10 inches.
-Avoyelles/St. Landry: Peak amounts up to 12 inches.
-Adams County (MS): Peak amounts up to 8 inches.
-Potentially 6-12 inches, with isolated 12+ inches is possible through Wednesday morning across Central Louisiana.
It is important to note that our current forecast only can account for the track and attributes of Tropical Depression Barry such as size, shape, and intensity. A change in any one or a combination would force a change in these details.
Check back on Monday afternoon for updated information.
State Farm has several State Farm National Catastrophe claims members gathering in Alexandria, waiting to be deployed once the storm is over. They’re going through an orientation and training tomorrow. The idea is for them to stage away from the area that is anticipated to receive the most damage, and then move in when it is safe to do so. They will also have a Mobile Catastrophe Command Center staging in Alexandria, waiting to be deployed at the same time our team members are.
If you need additional information concerning the local storm preparation for Rapides Parish can contact the Rapides Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness at 445-5141. You can also contact Senator Jay Luneau's Office in Alexandria at 484-2288.
Copyright 2019 KALB. All rights reserved.