Slight chance of isolated thunderstorms today, Atlantic active

By: JohnnyParker , 11:04 AM GMT on August 10, 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 69 and it feels like 69. Highs will continue to range between 87 and 92 with lows between 62 and 72. Just a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms today. 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 71 and it feels like 71. Today’s high is 89 with a low of 63. Saturdays high is 87.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Depression Ernesto. Winds are at 35mph with a pressure of 1004mbars. Movement is West at 13mph. Ernesto should dissipate later today. Also in the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Depression Seven. Winds are at 35mph with a pressure of 1009mbars. Movement is West at 20mph. Tropical Depression Seven is forecasted to become a tropical storm later today and move into the Caribbean Sea. In the Atlantic, showers and thunderstorms have redeveloped near the remnant low of Florence, which is located about 350miles Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. Upper-level winds may become a bit more conducive for development over the next couple of days, but no significant development is expected. 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 Northwestward at 10 to 15mph. In the Atlantic, low pressure area associated with a tropical wave that is now coming off the west coast of Africa is producing shower and thunderstorm activity. Shower and thunderstorms have increased with this system and conditions appear conducive for some development of this system over the next couple of days as it moves Westward to West-Northwestward at around 15mph. The National Hurricane Center is now giving this system a medium chance, 50%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Eastern Pacific, we now have Tropical Storm Gilma. Winds are at 65mph with a pressure of 994mbars. Gilma did become a hurricane earlier yesterday, but has since weakened. Movement is North at 6mph. Gilma is not a threat to land and is now weakening. Also in the Eastern Pacific, the mid-level remnant circulation of Atlantic Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to move into the Eastern Pacific in the next day or so. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development after that time. The National Hurricane Center is giving this a medium chance, 40%, of tropical cyclone formation off the West-Central Coast of Mexico during the next 48 hours.

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

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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