Tropical Storm Isaac forms and new depression could form later today

By: JohnnyParker , 11:10 AM GMT on August 22, 2012

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 59 and it feels like 59. Highs will continue to range between 85 and 92 with lows between 62 and 69. No rain this week. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 62 and it feels like 62. Today’s high is 90 with a low of 63. Thursdays high is 92.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Isaac. Winds are at 45mph with a pressure of 1003mbars. Movement is West at 18mph. Expected to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Virgin Islands and then from Barbuda to Dominica. Tropical Storm Watches are up for the Virgin Islands and the North side of the Dominican Republic. Hurricane Watches are up for Puerto Rico and the South side of the Dominican Republic. In the Atlantic, showers and thunderstorms located over the Western Gulf of Mexico are associated with an elongated area of low pressure. No development is expected as it moves inland over Mexico. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 0%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Atlantic, low pressure system located about 650 miles West-Southwest is producing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Shower and thunderstorm activity have become better organized with this system. Environmental conditions appear conducive for a tropical depression to form later today as the low moves West-Northwestward at around 15mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 90%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Eastern Pacific, all is quiet.

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

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About JohnnyParker

I am Johnny Parker and I am 19. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.