Was Barry a hurricane or tropical storm?
Hurricane Barry (1983), made landfall on Florida as a tropical storm, weakened to a depression before crossing, strengthened into a hurricane after exiting into the Gulf of Mexico; later struck Mexico, causing some damage. Tropical Storm Barry (1989), dissipated in the mid-Atlantic without threatening land.
Will tropical storm Barry turn into a hurricane?
The system, which formed off the Gulf Coast, has become strong enough to be upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry, according to the National Hurricane Center, and is forecast to become a hurricane before it makes landfall. … Tropical storm warnings and storm surge warnings are in effect for areas along the Louisiana coast.