Barry has still not started his turn to the north, as of 4 p.m. on Friday.
That's good news for us locally, because the farther west he goes, the less our likely impacts will be.
During the 4 p.m. advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center, Barry continues to move west, northwest - now at a faster, 6 mph clip.
The storm has not strengthened this afternoon, still maintaining 65 mph maximum sustained winds.
Both of those things are good news for us in the Houma-Thibodaux area.
The storm is located at 28.7 North and 90.9 West. The western coordinate plot is most important to us, because the farther west it goes before landfall, the farther its strongest core of rain and winds will be from us locally.
The track for Barry has not changed. It's still expected to make landfall in western St. Mary Parish or toward New Iberia.
Landfall is expected tomorrow morning.
In its latest update, the National Hurricane Center said that the storm's center is still being heavily exposed by dry air coming at the storm from the north. In the discussion, meteorologists said that the core of rain associated with the storm is all south of the center, which is not allowing for organization.
The next NHC advisory will come at 7 p.m. and the next full advisory at 10 p.m.