Barry has officially made landfall.
The 1 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisory said that Barry moved onshore around 12:30 p.m. over Intracoastal City.
The storm is moving northwest at 6 mph and the maximum sustained winds have dropped from 75 mph to 70 in the latest advisory, making Barry, technically, a tropical storm again.
In the past few hours, Barry has gotten far less impressive - typical of tropical systems as they begin to interact with land. Gulf waters near the shore also are shallower, which limits development and promotes weakening.
With the storm out of the Gulf of Mexico, no further developments are expected.
But Barry is expected to be a persistent rainmaker throughout the next 24-48 hours with some coastal and street flooding possible if bands train over the area.
But computer model rain forecasts have shifted significantly in our favor in the past 6-12 hours. Some forecasts last night called for rain amounts near 12-15 inches. Now, most models say the area will receive closer to 6-8 inches with more significant amounts possible in some areas.