Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 38 and it feels like 38. Highs will continue to range between 43 and 62 with lows between 21 and 51. There is a slight chance of rain today, a slight chance of rain tomorrow, a 90% chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, a slight chance of rain next Friday, and a slight chance of rain next Saturday. Few strong storms are possible Saturday. Main threat: strong, gusty winds and hail. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 31 and it feels like 28. Todays high is 55 and a low of 45 with a 40% chance of PM showers. Fridays high is 63 with a slight chance of rain.
Now, for your Severe/Winter Weather Update for the Southeast Region. There could be winter weather potential around January 10th-20th.
Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather tomorrow over Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana. Main threats: strong, gusty winds, and large hail.
Now, for your tropical update. In the Central Pacific, (#1) Strong thunderstorms continue to develop in association with a slow-moving area of low pressure about 1550 miles Southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. Although a significant increase in organization has not occurred over the past several hours, environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development over the next couple of days as the system drifts toward the North and Northwest. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) is giving this system a Medium chance, 60%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. In the Western Pacific, no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the North Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the North Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal), 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), (#1) Tropical Cyclone Ula has winds of 50mph, gusting to 65mph, with a pressure of 995mbars. Movement is Northwest at 5mph. Is expected to dissipate by Saturday or Sunday.