Bertha intensifies, Iselle a major hurricane, and Julio forms; Halong heads for Japan

By: JohnnyParker , 1:09 PM GMT on August 04, 2014

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 70 and it feels like 70. Highs will continue to range between 88 and 96 with lows between 67 and 73. There is a slight chance of rain today, a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday, a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Saturday, a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday, a 60% chance of PM thunderstorms on Monday, a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday, and a slight chance of rain. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 72 and it feels like 72. Todays high is 92 and a low of 68 with a slight chance of rain. Tuesdays high is 94.

Now, for your Severe Weather Update for the Southeast Region. Could see severe weather potential around August 7th-19th.

Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has no highlighted risk areas over the next two to three days.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, (#1) Tropical Storm Bertha has winds of 70mph, gusting to 85mph, with a pressure of 999mbars. Movement is Northwest at 18mph. Bertha is expected to become the second hurricane of the season by tomorrow as it heads between the East Coast of the United States and Bermuda. Is expected to weaken back to a tropical storm by Wednesday morning as it heads out to sea over the North Atlantic. May affect a small portion of Nova Scotia early Thursday into Friday. In the Eastern Pacific, (#1) Major Hurricane Iselle has winds of 125mph, gusting to 155mph, with a pressure of 958mbars. Movement is West at 9mph. Is expected to maintain category 3 intensity over the next day or two as it enters the Central Pacific and weakening to a tropical storm by late Wednesday as it heads towards a landfall in Hawaii by Thursday. (#2) Tropical Storm Julio has winds of 45mph, gusting to 60mph, with a pressure of 1004mbars. Movement is West at 13mph. Julio is expected to become a hurricane by late Tuesday. Not a threat to land at this time. In the Central Pacific, (#1) Tropical Depression Genevieve has winds of 35mph, gusting to 45mph, with a pressure of 1006mbars. Movement is West at 16mph. Is expected to regain tropical storm intensity later today. Is not a threat to land and will remain South of Hawaii. (#2) Disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure are located about 500 miles South of Hilo, Hawaii. Upper-level winds are not currently favorable for development of this system, and any development of this system should be slow to occur while it moves Westward at around 15mph. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) is giving this system a Low chance, 0%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Western Pacific, (#1) Major Typhoon Halong has winds of 120mph, gusting to 150mph, with a pressure of 940mbars. Movement is Northwest at 4mph. Is expected to weaken to a category 2 storm by Wednesday and then a category 1 storm by Thursday. Is expected to impact Japan by late Thursday into Saturday. In the North Indian Ocean, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South-West Indian Ocean Region), all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere (Australian Region), no development is expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South Pacific Region), no development is expected over the next couple of days.

Hope yall are having a great Monday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. God Bless!

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I am Johnny Parker and I am 20. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.