Slight chance of rain today, Isaac intensifys and headed toward Gulf

By: JohnnyParker , 11:05 AM GMT on August 25, 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 69 and it feels like 69. Highs will continue to range between 83 and 95 with lows between 66 and 69. There is a slight chance of rain today and Sunday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 72 and it feels like 72. Today’s high is 87 and a low of 68 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Sundays high is 91 with a slight chance of rain.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Isaac. Winds are at 60mph with a pressure of 992mbars. Movement is Northwest at 14mph. Expected to become a hurricane by early Monday morning. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Haiti, Dominican Republic, Andros Island, the Bahamas, Turk/Caicos, and most of Cuba. Hurricane Warning in effect for the Florida Keys. Tropical Storm Watch is up for the Turks/Caicos, bit of the East coast of Florida, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Central Cuba. Hurricane Watch is up for Haiti, Andros Island, South Florida, and the Florida Keys. As of now, path of Isaac would have it making landfall near Pensacola, Florida by late Tuesday/early Wednesday morning. In the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Joyce has dissipated. Also, in the Atlantic, Shower and thunderstorms have changed little in organization with a broad area of low pressure centered about 200 miles Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are only marginally favorable for development 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 or West-Northwest at 10-15mph. In the Eastern Pacific, a broad area of low pressure located 400 miles South-Southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepec has changed little. Although environmental conditions are not currently conducive for development, they could become more favorable over the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves Westward at about 10mph.

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

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