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Storm forecast hard to predict; “Keep track of it” meteorologist says

The National Weather Service has been busy keeping officials in Southeast Texas and Louisiana informed of impending formation of a tropical depression — or maybe Hurricane Barry.

And while the Wednesday afternoon forecast put the storm more to our east, we’re still not out of danger.

Roger Erickson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service-Lake Charles, said Southeast Texas was still in the zone and until the storm actually turns to Louisiana, forecasters couldn’t say for sure where the storm would make landfall.

“This is one of those situations where you need to stay vigilant in Southeast Texas. Keep track of it, watch the local news and look for weather info from us,” Erickson said.

The meteorologists were set to revisit the situation Thursday.

Forecast and more (SOURCE: NWS)

  • A hurricane watch was now in place for Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia and St. Mary parishes in Louisiana.
  • This watch may be extended into Jeff Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Allen, Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes.
  • A hurricane hunter aircraft flew into the system Wednesday afternoon and determined it was still below tropical depression strength.
  • The threat for tropical storm force winds remained high across both Southeast Texas and Louisiana, due to the uncertainty of where the landfall would be.