Three tropical storms (Karina, Lowell, and Marie) in East Pacific; Watching Atlantic

By: JohnnyParker , 12:24 PM GMT on August 22, 2014

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Highs will continue to range between 92 and 100 with lows between 65 and 74. There is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Monday, a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms next Thursday, a slight chance of rain next Friday, and a slight chance of rain next Sunday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 72 and it feels like 72. Todays high is 98 with a low of 73. Saturdays high is 99.

Now, for your Severe Weather Update for the Southeast Region. Could see severe weather potential around August 27th-September 6th.

Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Slight Risk of severe weather today across the Central Plains. Main threats will be for large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding. Few isolated tornadoes are possible. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#2) Slight Risk of severe weather today across Coastal North Carolina. Main threat will be damaging wind gusts. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#3) Slight Risk of severe weather tomorrow across portions of Eastern North Dakota, Northern South Dakota, and Western Minnesota. Main threats will be for large hail, damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, and flash flooding.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, (#1) Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a small area of low pressure located North of the Virgin Islands remains disorganized. Interaction of this system with Hispaniola could limit development through tonight. However, environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development when the disturbance moves near or over the Southeastern Bahamas on Saturday, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form over the weekend or by early next week. Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, gusty winds and heavy rainfall are expected across portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands today, and over Hispaniola and the Southeastern Bahamas tonight and Saturday. Interests in those islands should monitor the progress of this disturbance. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving this system a High chance, 60%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and a High chance, 80%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days. In the Eastern Pacific, (#1) Tropical Storm Karina has winds of 65mph, gusting to 75mph, with a pressure of 997mbars. Movement is East at 5mph. Is expected to maintain tropical storm intensity until late Monday. Is not a threat to any landmasses. (#2) Tropical Storm Lowell has winds of 65mph, gusting to 75mph, with a pressure of 987mbars. Movement is Northwest at 8mph. Is expected to remain a tropical storm until it weakens to a depression by late Sunday. Is not a threat to land. (#3) Tropical Storm Marie has winds of 45mph, gusting to 60mph, with a pressure of 1004mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 18mph. Is expected to become a hurricane by late tonight and a major hurricane by late Monday. Is not a threat to land. In the Central Pacific, (#1) Low pressure about 640 miles Southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is moving West slowly. Isolated thunderstorms periodically continue to develop near the low, but are showing little sign of organization. Conditions are conducive for only limited development over the next two days. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) is giving a Low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Western Pacific, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. 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 Friday and I'll have another post Monday 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.