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Tropical Storm Karen weakens slightly, severe weather today and into the weekend

By: JohnnyParker , 11:21 AM GMT on October 04, 2013

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 67 and it feels like 67. Highs will continue to range between 71 and 88 with lows between 47 and 65. There is a slight chance of rain today, a 60% chance of thundershowers on Sunday, and a slight chance of rain on Wednesday. Some storms could be strong to severe Saturday into Sunday with large hail and damaging winds being the main threats. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. In addition to the severe weather threat, we may see a heavy rain of 1-3 inches with locally 3+ inches, and flash flooding. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 69 and it feels like 69. Todays high is 86 and a low of 67 with a slight chance of rain. Saturdays high is 87 with a slight chance of rain.

Now, for your severe weather update for the Southeast Region. Could see severe weather potential around October 10th-19th.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Jerry dissipated yesterday. Also, in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karen has winds of 60mph with a pressure of 1002mbars. Movement is Northwest at 10mph. Is expected to make landfall on the Northern Gulf Coast between late Saturday and into Sunday. Is not expected to become a hurricane. A Hurricane Watch remains in effect from the Coast of Southern MS over to parts of the Panhandle of Florida. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Morgan City, Louisiana up to New Orleans. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for parts of the Coastal areas of Louisiana. Threats from Karen will be for heavy rainfall of 4+ inches, localized flooding from freshwater, storm surge of 2-4 feet, rough seas/high waves, and strong winds. In the Eastern Pacific, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 700 miles South of the Southern Tip of the Baja California Peninsula is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. However, some slow development of this system is possible over the next several days as the disturbance moves generally Westward at 5 to 10mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a low chance, 10%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and a low chance, 20%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.

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


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I am Johnny Parker and I am 22. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.

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