Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 77 and it feels like 77. Highs will continue to range between 85 and 93 with lows between 64 and 72. There is a 100% chance of thunderstorms today. After Friday, there will be a chance of rain in the forecast each day. 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 isolated amounts of 4+ inches possible. Winds will be 15-25mph with gusts to near 35mph. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 78, but it feels like 81. Todays high is 85 and a low of 72 with a 100% chance of thunderstorms. Saturdays high is 90 with a 50% chance of PM thunderstorms.
Now, for your tropical update. Over Northern Louisiana/Southern Arkansas, we have Tropical Depression Isaac. Winds are at 35mph with a pressure of 995mbars. Movement is North-Northwest at 12mph. In the Atlantic, we have Hurricane Kirk. Winds are at 105mph with a pressure of 970mbars. Movement North-Northwest at 12mph. Not a threat to land. In the Atlantic, we now have Tropical Storm Leslie. Winds are at 65mph with a pressure of 999mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 16mph. Expected to become a hurricane by later today and may have impacts on Bermuda. In the Eastern Pacific, we have Hurricane Ileana. Winds are at 75mph with a pressure of 985mbars. Movement is Northwest at 7mph. Not a threat to land and is beginning to weaken. Also, in the Eastern Pacific, a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms are located a few hundred miles South of Southern Mexico. Upper-level winds are expected to be marginally conducive for development of this disturbance over the next couple of days as it moves Westward to West-Northwestward at 10 to 15mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a medium chance, 30%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
Hope yall are having a great Friday and I'll have another post tomorrow.