Ernesto headed toward the Yucatan and T.D. #7-E in Eastern Pacific

By: JohnnyParker , 11:07 AM GMT on August 07, 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 72 and it feels like 72. Highs will continue to range between 86 and 94 with lows between 64 and 71. There is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms today and on Wednesday. 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 73 and it feels like 73. Today’s high is 92 with a low of 71. Wednesdays high is 94.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Ernesto. Winds are at 65mph with a pressure of 993mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 13mph. Tropical Storm Ernesto is headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then over the Bay of Campeche toward Mexico. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Coast of Honduras and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Grand Cayman Islands and for Coast of Mexico. A Hurricane Watch is also in effect for the Coast of Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Belize down to Guatemala, Mexico. Ernesto should become a hurricane at some point today and make landfall early Wednesday morning. Main impacts from Ernesto will be heavy rainfall/flash flooding, mudslides, storm surge, and high winds. Also in the Atlantic, an area of low pressure located 275 miles Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands is showing signs of organization. Thunderstorm activity has been increasing over the past several hours, but upper-level winds are only marginally conducive for development. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Atlantic, showers and thunderstorms have redeveloped near the remnant low of Florence, which is located about 1150 miles East of the Northern Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are not conducive for redevelopment and the National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 10%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves West at 20mph. In the Eastern Pacific, we now have Tropical Depression Seven-E. Winds are at 35mph with a pressure of 1007mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 10mph. Expected to become a tropical storm later today, but not a hurricane.

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

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