North MS Local Forecast: Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 70 and it feels like 70. Highs will continue to range between 85 and 95 with lows between 64 and 71. There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow, a slight chance of rain on Wednesday, a 90% chance of thunderstorms on Thursday, a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday, a slight chance of rain on Saturday, a slight chance of rain next Monday, a slight chance of rain next Tuesday, and a 50% chance of showers next Wednesday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Todays high is 91 with a low of 69. Tuesdays high is 90 with a slight chance of rain.
Severe Weather Update (Southeast Region): Now, for your Severe Weather Update for the Southeast Region. There is no threat of organized or significant severe weather in the long range.
Severe Weather Outlook (Nationwide): Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather today across the Central U.S. Main threats: large hail and damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather tomorrow from portions of the Midwest into the Southern Plains. Main threats: large hail and damaging winds.
Tropical Update: Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, (#1) Tropical Storm Grace has winds of 50mph, gusting to 65mph, with a pressure of 1002mbars. Movement is West at 16mph. Is expected to remain a tropical storm until late Friday as it heads towards the Lesser Antilles, but may weaken and/or dissipate before it reaches the islands. In the Eastern Pacific, (#1) Hurricane Linda has winds of 85mph, gusting to 105mph, with a pressure of 982mbars. Movement is Northwest at 14mph. Is expected to remain a hurricane through tomorrow then begin weakening mid to late week as it passes just West of the Baja California Peninsula, but will not have a direct impact on land. Main impacts will be increased wave/surf action. (#2) An area of low pressure is forecast to develop a few hundred miles South of the coast of Mexico by late this week. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development of this system while it moves slowly West-Northwestward. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving this system a Low chance, 0%, 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. In the Central Pacific, (#1) Tropical Storm Jimena has winds of 50mph, gusting to 65mph, with a pressure of 995mbars. Movement is Northwest at 9mph. Is expected to continue to weaken and dissipate by late Wednesday or Thursday as it passes North of Hawaii. May bring rough seas and waves to parts of Hawaii by mid to late week. In the Western Pacific, (#1) Typhoon Kilo has winds of 90mph, gusting to 115mph, with a pressure of 955mbars. Movement is West-Northwest at 16mph. Is expected to intensify back into a category 2 typhoon by late today or tomorrow. Will remain a typhoon through Thursday as it curves out to sea with no direct land impacts. May bring an increase in wave action to Japan. (#2) Tropical Depression Etau has winds of 35mph, gusting to 45mph, with a pressure of 1000mbars. Movement is North at 12mph. Is expected to intensify into a tropical storm later today and impact Japan on Wednesday through Thursday. In the North Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South-West Indian Ocean), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (Australian Region), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South Pacific), no development is expected over the next 5 days.
Long Range Outlook: As we head into early to mid September, expect a continued increase in rainfall across the Southeast. Temperatures will range between normal to much above normal. May see one to three tropical threats going through mid September.
Weather Word of the Week: Scud. Is a small, ragged, low cloud fragments that are unattached to a larger cloud base and often seen with and behind cold fronts and thunderstorm gust fronts. Such clouds generally are associated with cool moist air, such as thunderstorm outflow.
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