Storms on Thursday into Friday, Ernesto makes landfall, Gilma intensifies

By: JohnnyParker , 11:13 AM GMT on August 08, 2012

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 72 and it feels like 72. Highs will continue to range between 83 and 94 with lows between 62 and 72. Better chance of rain/storms on Thursday. Few storms could be strong to severe each day with large hail and damaging winds. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 74 and it feels like 74. Today’s high is 95 with a low of 74. Thursdays high is 89.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Ernesto. Winds are at 70mph with a pressure of 987mbars. Movement is West at 15mph. Tropical Storm Ernesto may landfall last night on the Yucatan Peninsula. Ernesto will move into the Bay of Campeche and make second/final landfall on the Mainland of Mexico. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Belize City, Mexico to the Belize/Guatemala Border and then from Tuxpan, Mexico to Barra De Naulta, Mexico and from Coatzacoalcos, Mexico to Celestun, Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Belize down to Guatemala, Mexico and from Barra DE Nautla, Mexico to Coatzacoalcos, Mexico . Main impacts from Ernesto will be heavy rainfall/flash flooding, mudslides, storm surge, and high winds. Also in the Atlantic, an area of low pressure located 275 miles Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands is showing signs of organization. This low pressure area has continued to become better defined. While shower activity is currently disorganized, upper-level winds could become more conducive for gradual development over the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Atlantic, showers and thunderstorms have redeveloped near the remnant low of Florence, which is located about 1150 miles East of the Northern Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are not conducive for redevelopment and the National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 0%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West-Northwestward at 20mph. In the Eastern Pacific, we now have Tropical Storm Gilma. Winds are at 70mph with a pressure of 990mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 13mph. Expected to become a hurricane later today. Gilma is not a threat to land. Also in the Eastern Pacific, an area of disturbed weather has formed about 460 miles South-Southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Shower and thunderstorm activity has become much better organized over the past several hours and it could become a tropical depression in the next day or two. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 40%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it drifts westward.

Hope yall are having a great Wednesday and I'll have another update tomorrow morning.

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About JohnnyParker

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.

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