Barry Arrives This Weekend
The Barry we don't want arrives Sunday and the Barry we do want (Barry Brandt) is back from vacation Monday.
Barry should make a significant impact on the state with eastern Arkansas seeing the most rain. Here's what we know at this point and what to expect PLUS a few graphics below.
- Scattered showers likely Saturday afternoon, especially southern Arkansas.
-Rain will rotate counterclockwise around Barry. The rain will be moving from east to west. That's not a direction we typically see, but it's all due to the circulation around Barry
-Steady rain will begin in southeast Arkansas early Sunday morning, then slowly work to the north
-Western Arkansas will see little if any rainfall.
-Flash flood watches will be likely across much of the eastern half of the state.
-While rainfall will be significant in Arkansas, the heaviest will fall in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
-The threat for brief and isolated tornadoes will exist for much of the eastern half of the state Sunday
-Barry should exit late Monday into early Tuesday from south to north
-Heat index values will be terrible later next week across areas that receive rainfall from Barry.