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Tropical Storm Barry winds recorded at 65 mph, nearing hurricane status

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jul 12, 2019

According to the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. ET update on Tropical Storm Barry, the storm's winds are now reaching 65 mph.

A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when wind speeds reach 74 mph.

A hurricane warning remains in affect for portions of the Louisiana coastline.

The storm is continuing to move north at a pace of 5 mph, and the slow speed could further strengthen the storm before it makes landfall.

"The slow movement of Barry will result in a long duration of heavy rainfall and flood threat along the central Gulf Coast," the National Hurricane Center said.

More on this at it develops.