Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 67 and it feels like 67. Highs will continue to range between 69 and 85 with lows between 46 and 63. 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 67 and it feels like 67. Todays high is 84 and a low of 64 with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. Sundays high is 77 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms/wind.
Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Rafael has formed. Winds are at 40mph with a pressure of 1006mbars. Movement is Northwest at 9mph. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the Lesser Antilles and Leeward Islands. Tropical Storm Watch is also in effect for Puerto Rico. Also, in the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Depression Patty. Winds are at 35mph with a pressure of 1008mbars. Movement is stationary. Should dissipate later today. In the Eastern Pacific, satellite data indicate that the low pressure area located about 550 miles South of the Southern Tip of Baja California is becoming better defined. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for a tropical depression to form during the next day or so as the low moves Westward at 10-15mph.The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance, 70%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow.