Tropical Storm Barry is strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico and moving toward the Louisiana coast.
A US astronaut snapped a photo of the storm from aboard the International Space Station.
Barry is forecast to develop into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday, when it’s expected to make landfall early in the morning.
New Orleans was hit with flash floods already this week, and the water is likely to keep rising: The National Weather Service has forecast up to 30 inches of rain in the coming days.
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When American astronaut Christina Koch looked out the window of the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday afternoon, she was met with the imposing sight of Tropical Storm Barry bearing down on the Gulf Coast.
She snapped a photo (above) of the storm from space.
Currently, Barry is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans tomorrow morning as a Category 1 hurricane. That would make it the region’s first hurricane of 2019, and only the third hurricane ever recorded in July for the Gulf.
While Barry’s winds are likely to be mild compared to other hurricanes, the tropical storm comes as Louisiana residents are already struggling with heavy …read more
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