Barry Williams talks to a friend on his smartphone as he wades through storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, La., as Hurricane Barry approached Saturday. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana, 160 miles west of New Orleans, with its winds falling to 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

Impact on Baytown

The National Weather Service reported a weak band of showers moving into southeast Texas on the west side of Tropical Storm Barry. Stronger bands of showers and thunderstorm are over the gulf and extend southwest of Galveston, providing an expectation of rain. The showers will hit Baytown today. Good news is Barry should stay far enough to keep serious impacts away.

Southeast Texas could still see a rain band setup today and possibly tonight. Some strong thunderstorms are possible. A quick 1-4” are possible.

Keep an eye out Monday as Barry’s large “tail” of storms over the Gulf will push toward the coast. This rainband could dump a quick 2-4” wherever it sets up, but it is possible it will stall offshore.

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