Tropical Storm Patty forms, watching another system, Rain/storms this weekend

By: JohnnyParker , 11:27 AM GMT on October 12, 2012

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 58 and it feels like 58. Highs will continue to range between 71 and 85 with lows between 48 and 64. There is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms today and 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 60 and it feels like 60. Todays high is 81 and a low of 61 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Saturdays high is 84 with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, data from the Barbados Weather Service Radar , surface observations, and satellites indicate that the low pressure system now located about 30 miles East-Southeast of Saint Lucia has changed little in organization during the past several hours. Even though upper-level winds are only marginally favorable, slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next day or two. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 70%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves Northwestward or North-Northwestward at 10-15mph. Also, in the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Patty. Winds are at 40mph with a pressure of 1006mbars. Movement is South-Southwest at 3mph. Should dissipate late tonight into early Saturday morning. In the Eastern Pacific, a weak low pressure area located about 450 miles South of Manzanillo, Mexico continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. While upper-level winds are currently only marginally favorable for development, they are forecast to become more favorable in a day or two. 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 generally Westward at 10-15mph.

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

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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.