• Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico

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    First Alert Chief Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh will have the full forecast on the system that will become Barry on CBS47 Action News Jax at Noon.

    Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. There are still no local impacts for the Jacksonville area.

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    WHAT WE KNOW: 

    • Tropical storm watches and storm surge watches issued for portions of the Louisiana coast. 
    • The system is forecast to become a hurricane before landfall this weekend along the Gulf Coast anywhere from Texas to Louisiana. 
    • Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to fly out this afternoon to investigate the system for the first time.

    MORE: Talking the Tropics With Mike: Potential for gradual Gulf of Mexico development 

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