Isaac makes landfall, moving slowly inland, Kirk forms

By: JohnnyParker , 11:07 AM GMT on August 29, 2012

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Highs will continue to range between 86 and 91 with lows between 62 and 72. There is a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms today, a 60% chance of thundershowers on Thursday, and a 70% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday. After Friday, there is rain in the forecast each day. These rains will likely be with Isaac. Main threats from Isaac will be heavy rain, flash flooding/flooding, high winds, and isolated tornadoes. Rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches will be likely with locally 4+ inches possible. Winds will begin to increase today. Could see winds 20-30mph with gusts to near 35mph. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 75 and it feels like 75. Today’s high is 91 and a low of 74 with a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Thursdays high is 85 and a low of 73 with a 60% chance of thundershowers/wind.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, we now have Hurricane Isaac. Winds are at 80mph with a pressure of 970mbars. Movement is Northwest at 6mph. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for most of the Florida Panhandle and a little part of Louisiana. Hurricane Warning in effect from New Orleans, Louisiana over to Gulfport, MS. Hurricane Watch is up for a little part of Louisiana. Tropical Storm Watch is up for a part of the Louisiana Coastline back to near the Louisiana/Texas Border. Hurricane Isaac made landfall last night on the Louisiana Coast. In the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Kirk. Winds are at 45mph with a pressure of 1007mbars. Movement West-Northwest at 9mph. Not a threat to land. In the Atlantic, a broad low pressure area located 550miles West-Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands is associated with a tropical wave. The shower activity is gradually becoming better organized and environmental conditions are conducive for some slow development of this disturbance during the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 40%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves Westward at about 15mph. In the Eastern Pacific, Tropical Storm Ileana has formed. Winds are at 65mph with a pressure of 995mbars. Movement is Northwest at 9mph. Expected to become a hurricane late today. Not a threat to land.

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

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