Strong to severe storms possible this weekend, Watching the Atlantic

By: JohnnyParker , 11:36 AM GMT on October 11, 2012

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 48 and it feels like 48. Highs will continue to range between 74 and 86 with lows between 49 and 64. There is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday with a 30% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday. Few storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 48 and it feels like 46. Todays high is 74 and a low of 58. Fridays high is 79.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, a vigorous tropical wave accompanied by a broad low pressure system is located about 425 miles East-Southeast of the Windward Islands. Thunderstorm activity is gradually becoming better organized and satellite date indicate winds to near tropical storm force are occurring in some of the heavier squalls well to the North of the circulation center. Some further development of this large disturbance is possible over the next couple of days as environmental conditions become slightly more conducive. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 50%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West-Northwestward at 10-15mph. Also, in the Atlantic, satellite imagery indicates the small well-defined low pressure system located about 275 miles East of the Central Bahamas has continued to become better organized. Thunderstorm activity has increased near the circulation center over the past several hours and if this development trend continues a tropical depression could form and briefly persist before hostile upper-level winds cause rapid weakening of the low or the low merges with a cold front by this afternoon. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 50%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves Eastward or Southeastward at 5 to 10mph. In the Eastern Pacific, shower and thunderstorm activity remains disorganized in association with an elongated trough of low pressure that extends offshore of the Coast of Central America and Southern Mexico for several hundred miles. However, conditions appear conducive for some gradual development of this large disturbance over the next few days as it moves slowly Westward. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

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

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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.