Karen barely hanging on, watching for development in Eastern Pacific

By: JohnnyParker , 11:27 AM GMT on October 06, 2013

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Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Highs will continue to range between 71 and 81 with lows between 46 and 55. There is a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms today, and a slight chance of rain on Wednesday. Main threats will be for heavy rain of 1-3 inches with locally 3+ inches, and flash flooding. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 72 and it feels like 72. Todays high is 71 and a low of 48 with an 80% chance of thunderstorms. Mondays high is 70.

Now, for your severe weather update for the Southeast Region. Could see severe weather potential around October 10th-21st.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Karen has winds of 30mph with a pressure of 1009mbars. Movement is Northeast at 2mph. Is expected to make landfall on the Louisiana Coast by this afternoon, and a second landfall on the Florida Panhandle by Monday. Threats from Karen will be for heavy rainfall of 1-3 inches, minor coastal flooding, rip currents, and few wind gusts up to tropical storm force. Also, in the Atlantic, an area of low pressure could form over the Eastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean during the next few days. Some development of this low is possible early next week while it moves West-Northwestward at 10 to 15mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 0%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days. In the Eastern Pacific, disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue near a broad area of low pressure located about 800 miles South-Southwest of the Southern Tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Some slow development of this low is possible during the next several days while it moves Westward or West-Northwestward at about 10mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and a medium chance, 40%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.

Hope yall are having a great Sunday 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.