Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall, causes flooding

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INTRACOASTAL CITY, Louisiana (KWTX) At 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Tropical Storm Barry became a Category 1 Hurricane with winds estimated at 75 mph as it made landfall on the coastline of Louisiana.

Barry is the first Hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the first Tropical System to affect the United States this year.

Over the past couple of days, Barry's brought heavy rain to the coastline leading to multiple Flash Flood Warnings, Hurricane Warnings, Tropical Storm Warnings, and Storm Surge Warnings.

Another 5-10" of rain is expected to fall over the next 3 days across Louisiana, and even across portions of Arkansas.

Barry will continue to track north through Louisiana, getting to the northern portion of the state early afternoon on Sunday.

Afterward, it'll start to take a northeast track to the Midwest, where it'll die off by the middle of next week.