Tropical Storm Barry brings tropical moisture and rain to Middle Georgia

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Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, although it doesn’t look very impressive on satellite, this storm is expected to remain at tropical storm strength through landfall.

Here in Middle Georgia we continue to see waves of storms possible through the weekend. The humidity will be high through the weekend as well with high temps in the upper 80’s and low 90’s.

Here in Middle Georgia, rain totals will likely not be too impressive, but flooding will be the main threat from Tropical Storm Barry in areas of Louisiana. Some places, that have already seen marked flooding this year, will be inundated with potentially over 10″ of rainfall in just a few days.

To sum it up: Tropical Storm Barry will likely bring heavy rain to parts of Louisiana and potential flooding. Impacts for Middle Georgia will be minimal with several rounds of storms and tropical moisture hanging around through the weekend.

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.