Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico: U.S. hurricane center

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico: U.S. hurricane center

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry formed on Thursday with heavy rains expected across the north-central U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

Barry, the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, was located about 95 miles (150 kilometers) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River at about 11 a.m. EDT with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 km) per hour, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Bill Trott