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Barry officially made landfall early Saturday afternoon as a category 1 hurricane along the Louisiana coastline, downgrading it to a tropical storm immediately thereafter.

The storm hit near Intracoastal City with winds averaging around 70 mph. 

As of Sunday afternoon, Barry has weakened into a tropical depression, but continues to bring widespread heavy rain to the gulf coast states.

This region of the Mississippi River Delta has already flooded this week due to typical thunderstorms, and with the river expected to crest at levels higher than they've seen in 70 years, devastating impacts could be felt as TS Barry moves close.

As for local Carolina impacts, we probably won't see any. There is a chance that the remnants of the storm could drift our way toward middle of this week, leading to an enhanced rain threat. However most of the models shunt the moisture to our west. 

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