Isaac weakens, but moving slowly inland, Kirk intensifys, could have Leslie soon

By: JohnnyParker , 10:39 AM GMT on August 30, 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 77 and it feels like 77. Highs will continue to range between 85 and 93 with lows between 64 and 72. There is a 60% chance of thundershowers today, and a 70% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday. After Friday, there is rain in the forecast each day. Main threats from Isaac will be heavy rain, flash flooding/flooding, high winds, and isolated tornadoes. Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches will be likely with isolated amounts of 3+ inches possible. Winds will be 15-25mph with gusts to near 35mph. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 78, but it feels like 80. Todays high is 85 and a low of 73 with a 60% chance of thundershowers. Fridays high is 88 with a 70% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Isaac. Winds are at 45mph with a pressure of 983mbars. Movement is Northwest at 8mph. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for most of the Louisiana coastline back toward Mobile, Alabama. Tropical Storm Isaac is inland over Louisiana. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Kirk. Winds are at 65mph with a pressure of 997mbars. Movement Northwest at 10mph. Not a threat to land and is expected to reach hurricane intensity by Saturday. In the Atlantic, satellite images indicate that a tropical depression could be forming over the Central Atlantic Ocean about 1000 miles West of the Cape Verde Islands. If this trend continues, advisories could be initiated later today. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 90%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West-Northwestward at 15 to 20mph. In the Eastern Pacific, we now have Hurricane Ileana. Winds are at 75mph with a pressure of 987mbars. Movement is Northwest at 8mph. Not a threat to land. Also, in the Eastern Pacific, a large area of disturbed weather has formed and it extends from South of the coast of Guatemala to several hundred miles South of Acapulco, Mexico. Environmental conditions appear conducive for some gradual development of this system 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 begins to move West-Northwestward at 5 to 10mph.

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

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