Update – Sunday July , 2019
Today the threat is rain, tons of it. Inland areas should be prepared for power outages and flooding.
There is no Hurricane Barry…yet. Today things have started getting interesting in the Gulf/Atlantic region. To be specific, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has a 5-day forecast that shows a possible, repeat possible, tropical system forming in the Gulf in the next 5 days.
So in a week we all might be asking “How do I prepare for Hurricane Barry?”
I am talking about this now, as it illustrates the “problem” with waiting to prepare for hurricanes. Things are so unpredictable, that you might just have something pop-up out of nowhere.
In this case, yesterday, the forecast showed a 40% chance. Today it is 50%. The semi-weird thing to me on this potential system is that it is not coming at use for a 1000+ miles over the Atlantic, like many storms often do. You have one or more weeks to get ready for those.
This low pressure area is located over Kentucky and will descend down to the gulf, where it might form into a tropical system over the hot Gulf waters.
So I suggest that everyone give thought now to review plans and hurricane supplies. Just in case.