Getting hot with lower rain chances for the South, tropics getting active

By: JohnnyParker , 5:58 PM GMT on July 22, 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 88 and it feels like 93. Highs will continue to range between 90 and 96 with lows between 71 and 73. Rain chances should be low going into this week, but isolated pop-up storms will be possible each day. Few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and gusty winds. Heavy rain and localized flash flooding will also be a threat. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 86 and it feels like 94. Today’s high is 88 with a low of 73. Mondays high is 95.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, an area of disturbed weather near the Bahamas, South Florida, and the Florida keys is producing numerous showers and a few strong thunderstorms. Although thunderstorm activity has increased today, surface pressures are high and upper-level winds are marginally favorable for this to develop. This disturbance is expected to move into the Gulf by Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 10%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves Northwestward around 15mph. Heavy rain will continue for South/Central Florida, the Northwestern Bahamas, and the Florida Keys over the next day or so. In the Eastern Pacific, an area of low pressure located about 275 miles South-Southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico is producing widespread cloudiness and scattered thunderstorms. Upper-level winds and other environmental conditions are becoming more conducive for a tropical depression to form over the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 60%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West or West-Northwest at 10 to 15mph.

Hope yall are having a great Sunday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning.

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