Isaac expected to become hurricane later today or by Tuesday

By: JohnnyParker , 11:05 AM GMT on August 27, 2012

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 65 and it feels like 65. Highs will continue to range between 83 and 94 with lows between 66 and 71. There is a 60% chance of PM thunderstorms on Tuesday, a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday, an 80% chance of rain/thunder/wind on Thursday, and a 70% chance of thunderstorms on Friday. These rains could be associated with Isaac. Main threats from Isaac will be heavy rain, flash flooding/flooding, high winds, and isolated tornadoes. Rainfall amounts of 1-4 inches will be likely with locally 4+ inches possible. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 68 and it feels like 68. Today’s high is 94 with a low of 70. Tuesdays high is 92 and a low of 71 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Isaac. Winds are at 65mph with a pressure of 990mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 14mph. Expected to become a hurricane by later today. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for most of the Florida Coastline and a little part of Louisiana. Hurricane Warning in effect from Destin, Florida back to New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Watch is up for a little part of Louisiana. Tropical Storm Watch is up for a part of the Louisiana Coastline back to near the Louisiana/Texas Border. As of now, path of Isaac has changed and has it making landfall late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning on the coasts of Louisiana/MS. In the Atlantic, area of low pressure centered about 875 miles West-Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands is producing an area of concentrated showers and thunderstorms. While this system has the potential to become a tropical depression over the next day or so, upper-level winds could become less conducive for development after that time. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West-Northwestward to Northwestward at 10-15mph. In the Atlantic, disorganized showers and thunderstorms accompany a tropical wave moving off the West coast of Africa. Environmental conditions are conducive for some gradual development of this disturbance during the next couple of days. 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 Westward at 10-15mph. In the Eastern Pacific, showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organization in association with a complex low pressure area located about 275 miles Southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Some development of this low is possible during 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-Northwestward at about 10mph.

Hope yall are having a great Monday 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.