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Very weak Karen nears Gulf Coast, more severe weather today

By: JohnnyParker , 11:18 AM GMT on October 05, 2013

Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 69 and it feels like 69. Highs will continue to range between 72 and 89 with lows between 46 and 67. There is a slight chance of rain today, and a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms tomorrow. Some storms could be strong to severe late today 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 could see 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 71 and it feels like 71. Todays high is 88 and a low of 68 with a slight chance of rain. Sundays high is 72 with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Now, for your severe weather update for the Southeast Region. Could see severe weather potential around October 10th-20th.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karen has winds of 40mph with a pressure of 1007mbars. Movement is North-Northwest at 8mph. Is expected to make landfall on the Northern Gulf Coast between late Saturday and into Sunday. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect from New Orleans, Louisiana over to Panama City, Florida. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Morgan City, Louisiana and parts of the Coastal areas of Louisiana. Threats from Karen will be for heavy rainfall of 3+ inches, localized coastal flooding, storm surge of 1-4 feet, rough seas/high waves, isolated tornadoes, and few wind gusts up to tropical storm force. In the Eastern Pacific, a broad area of low pressure located about 700 miles South-Southwest of the Southern Tip of the Baja California Peninsula continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Development, if any, of this disturbance should be slow to occur during the next several days as the disturbance moves generally Westward at about 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 Saturday, and I'll have another update 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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