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The first major storm of the 2019 hurricane season has formed in the Gulf.

Tropical Storm Barry has officially formed in the Gulf of Mexico according to the National Hurricane Center. It’s expected to hit the coast of Louisiana as a hurricane by the weekend but it is uncertain whether or not the storm will hit the Houston area.

Although the tropical weather system will bring heavy rains and winds to the US Gulf Coast, many computer models have shifted the landfall off the center towards Louisiana. Houston could still feel some of the storm’s effects. Any direct impacts to southeast Texas won’t arrive until Friday (July 12) at the earliest.

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