Friday 4pm Update: No Major Changes With Tropical Storm Barry

There were no major changes for Tropical Storm Barry Friday as of the 4 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Maximum winds remained 65 miles per hour, with a slight increase in west-northwest movement at 6 miles per hour.

"Strengthening is forecast before landfall, and Barry is expected to be a hurricane when the center reaches the Louisiana coast on Saturday. Weakening is expected after Barry moves inland," said a forecaster from the NHC, adding that tropical-storm force winds extend up to 175 miles from the center.

Heavy rains and storm surge remain the biggest threats from Barry to Louisiana.

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