NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Barry's winds have weakened and the Louisiana coast is no longer under a hurricane warning.
The National Hurricane Center said Saturday afternoon that the storm's maximum sustained winds have fallen to 65 mph. Officials expect Barry to weaken and become a tropical depression Sunday as it moves inland, meaning its winds would fall below 39 mph.
Still, the center continues to warn of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds.
The hurricane warning that had been in effect from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. Also, the Louisiana coast east of the mouth of the Mississippi River is no longer under a tropical storm warning.
The storm's center was located about 20 miles west-southwest of Lafayette.