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Tropical Update: Barry Likely Forms Today

The hurricane season is young, but a new storm is about to form in the Gulf of Mexico and threaten Louisiana.
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All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as a cluster of thunderstorms gets better organized.  

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With bath water temps in the Gulf, this tropical cyclone will develop fast.  Likely becoming Tropical Cyclone Barry later today.

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 There are hurricane watches up along the Louisiana coastline.

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The cyclone will be a slow mover, battering Louisiana with wind and rain for over 24 hours.  There's huge concern for New Orleans.  The city is in a bowl, protected by pumps and levees.  If they give out, New Orleans will flood.

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