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Barry expected to bring rain to Central Indiana

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 19:18:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Barry made landfall in Louisiana Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm has since weakened, but continues to produce heavy rainfall as it makes slow progress to the north.

The National Hurricane Center forecast track of the storm takes it into central Missouri by Tuesday afternoon. At that point, it will no longer be a tropical system. It will, however, continue to produce rain and begin to shift a little more to the northeast. This means what's left of Barry will bring some needed rain to Central Indiana.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected to develop in Central Indiana Tuesday and continue into Wednesday. Wind is not expected to be an issue though. Any gusts are likely to stay under 30 mph. The clouds and rain will also serve to bring us a break from the summer heat.

The rainfall potential map below shows much of Central Indiana could pick-up around 1" of rainfall between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night. With the remnants of any tropical system, there's the potential for some spots to pick-up locally higher totals. That would be most likely in any storms that may develop.

The system should pull away from us Wednesday night. Replacing it will be more summer heat with a stretch of days topping out in the low to mid 90s.