The latest on Barry — A hurricane warning has been issued Thursday for part of the Louisiana coastline as Tropical Storm Barry slowly makes its way across the northern Gulf of Mexico. The warning means likely hurricane conditions, according to an update Thursday from the National Hurricane Center.
The NHC hurricane warning covered a span of about 135 miles between Intracoastal City, about 30 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana, to Grand Isle, which is about 50 miles south of New Orleans.
Meteorologists expect Barry to make landfall somewhere within that warning area as a Category 1 hurricane either Friday night or sometime early Saturday.
Tropical storm warnings were also in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, which includes metro New Orleans as well as from Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana — about 35 east of the Louisana-Texas border.
At the same time, a new tropical wave is emerging off the coast of Africa, also carefully monitored by forecasters.
As of Thursday evening, the wave is more than 2,000 miles away from Florida and