Storms today and throughout the week, Ernesto and Florence in Atlantic

By: JohnnyParker , 6:00 PM GMT on August 05, 2012

Good Afternoon! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 87, but it feels like 94. Highs will continue to range between 88 and 92 with lows between 67 and 73. There is an 80% chance of thunderstorms today and storms will be in the forecast each day this week. Few storms could be strong to severe each day with large hail and damaging winds. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 88, but it feels like 100. Today’s high is 91 with a low of 74. Mondays high is 91.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Ernesto. Winds are at 50mph with a pressure of 1006mbars. Movement is West at 23mph. Tropical Storm Ernesto is headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then over the Bay of Campeche toward Mexico. Expected to become a hurricane on Friday. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Jamaica and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Grand Cayman Islands and the Coast of Honduras. Also in the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Florence. Tropical Storm Florence has winds of 60mph with a pressure of 1001mbars. Movement is West at 14mph. Florence may be a threat to Bermuda. In the Eastern Pacific, a tropical wave associated with an area of low pressure located about 475 miles Southwest of Acapulco, Mexico is being monitored for development. Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased and the National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West-Northwestward at 10 to 15mph.

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

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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