Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall on Saturday in Louisiana. The current track from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) brings Barry onshore as a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds.
The Mississippi River will reach its highest level on record in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois Thursday. All this water will flow toward Memphis and the Mid-South. The good news is our wide flood plane will handle the excess water.
The Great Plains is typically referred to as tornado alley, but researchers are finding evidence that tornado alley is shifting away from the plains and into the Southeast, putting a bull's-eye on the Mid-South.
High pressure brings a southerly flow for the next few days allowing for warm temperatures and increased rain chances later in the week. Then get ready for the coldest air of the season to arrive over the weekend.