Storms today/Friday, Ernesto headed toward Mexico, and Hurricane Gilma

By: JohnnyParker , 11:08 AM GMT on August 09, 2012

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 76 and it feels like 76. Highs will continue to range between 86 and 91 with lows between 62 and 71. There is a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms today and a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Friday. 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 75 and it feels like 75. Today’s high is 88 with a low of 73. Fridays high is 88.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Ernesto. Winds are at 70mph with a pressure of 993mbars. Movement is West at 16mph. Tropical Storm Ernesto is predicted to become a hurricane again as it is now over the Bay of Campeche and make a final landfall on the mainland of Mexico today. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Barra De Nautla, Mexico to Celestun, Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Veracruz, Mexico to Chilitepec, Mexico. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Barra De Nautla, Mexico to Veracruz, 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 1000 miles West of the Cape Verde Islands is showing signs of organization. This low pressure area has continued to become better defined and thunderstorm activity is slowly becoming better organized. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 70%, 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 360miles Northeast 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 Hurricane Gilma. Winds are at 80mph with a pressure of 984mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 7mph. Gilma is not a threat to land and will begin to weaken. Also in the Eastern Pacific, an area of disturbed weather has formed about 460 miles South-Southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Upper-level winds are expected to become less favorable for development. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it drifts westward.

Hope yall are having a great Thursday and I'll have another post 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.