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In photos: Storm Barry's impact as it crawls across Louisiana

 People canoe down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry on July 13.
People canoe down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

After a brief spell as a hurricane, Barry continued to churn a swath of flooding and torrential rain from Louisiana and Mississippi to eastern Arkansas.

Details: The National Weather Service issued flash-flooding warnings on Saturday for the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, as the storm brings with it torrential rain and potentially "life-threatening flooding" — which the National Hurricane Center forecast could continue into the middle of the coming week. On Sunday, Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression.

The Atlantic Basin's tropical storms and hurricanes in 2019

Debris sitting on a road after Hurricane Michael
A pile of debris near the remains of a home destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Florida. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Hurricane Barry is expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana coast on Saturday, per an advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

The big picture: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a "near normal" season this year. It's also predicting a range of 9 to 15 named storms — 4 to 8 of which could become hurricanes.