I am Johnny Parker and I am 22. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.
By: JohnnyParker , 3:50 PM GMT on June 16, 2012
Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 83, but it feels like 84. Highs will continue to range between 89 and 95 with lows between 64 and 70. A slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm today, but stays mostly dry over the next several days across the South. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 82, but it feels like 85. Todays high is 89 with a low of 66. Sundays high is 90.
Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, it remains mostly quiet. Computer forecast models continue to hint at something tropical forming in the Gulf of Mexico late next week. In the Eastern Pacific, Carlotta made landfall last night and has since weakened to a tropical depression. Winds are at 35mph with a pressure of 1000mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 12mph. Primary threats will continue to be very heavy rainfall and flash flooding. A broad area of low pressure that is located about 540 miles Southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. Development, if any, will be slow to occur as it moves West-Northwest at around 5mph through Sunday. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 10%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
Hope yall are having a great Saturday and I'll have another post tomorrow. Continue to pray for the tornado victims and those affected by damaging weather events.
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