NSU monitoring tropical storm conditions

Officials at Northwestern State University are monitoring weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Barry, in coordination with the National Weather Service.

As of Thursday, July 11, Tropical Storm Barry has shifted eastward in direction. Weather predictions in Natchitoches Parish have greatly improved. It is now projected that the local region could possibly receive 2-3 inches of rainfall over the course of three days, rather than the previously projected 7-8 inches.

Saturday, July 13, Sunday, July 14 and possibly Monday, July 15 should be rainy and windy, with wind gusts of 30 miles per hour possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and issue announcements as needed.

Announcements will be posted on the Northwestern State University homepage, www.nsula.edu, and on NSU’s Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram accounts. NSU will also issue announcements to students, faculty and staff through Purple Alert, the university’s emergency notification system. Information on Purple Alert is available at http://nsu.la/PurpleAlert.