Barbara will pose a threat of flooding rain and damaging winds as it pushes inland over the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Wednesday.
The hurricane was making landfall near Salina Cruz, Mexico during the midday.
Damaging winds can fell trees and down power lines as the storm makes its way onshore Wednesday.
As Barbara interacts with the mountains of Oaxaca and Chiapas states, it will trigger local rainfall of 8 to perhaps 12 inches within 24 to 48 hours. Flash flooding and landslides will be possible. Higher mountains of Oaxaca and Chiapas, which rise 8,000 to 12,000 above sea level, can act to wring out extreme rainfall with landfalling tropical cyclones.
Barbara formed as a tropical depression at about 7:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 28, and within a few hours was upgraded to a tropical storm.
Although Barbara will weaken and dissipate inland, forecast tools accessed by AccuWeather.com indicate that the weather throughout southern Mexico and nearby Central America will remain unsettled with further outbreaks of heavy rain through at least the start of next week.
As the skies darken Monday night, stargazers will have the chance to witness the streaking glow of the Ursid Meteor Shower, which will radiate from near Polaris.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
Biologist Jamie Urqhart discovered dozens of pancakelike saucers floating along Scotland's River Dee.
Richmond, VA (1942)
-1 degree F earliest ever below zero.
New York City (1959)
15" of snow.
N. California & Oregon (1964)
Great warm surge and torrential rains on deep snow cover; record floods followed.