Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Highs will continue to range between 76 and 86 with lows between 51 and 64. There is a 60% chance of PM thunderstorms today, an 80% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, a slight chance of rain on Friday, and a slight chance of rain next Friday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 73 and it feels like 73. Todays high is 85 and a low of 70 with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Thursdays high is 79 with an 80% chance of thunderstorms.
Now, for your Severe Weather Update for the Southeast Region. There is no threat of organized or significant severe weather in the long range.
Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1a) Marginal Risk of severe weather today across parts of the North-Central U.S. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1b) Marginal Risk of severe weather today across portions of the Northeast U.S. Main threats: large hail and damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather tomorrow across the Central Plains and Lower Missouri Valley. Main threats: damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, (#1) Tropical Depression Grace has winds of 30mph, gusting to 40mph, with a pressure of 1007mbars. Movement is West at 17mph. Is expected to dissipate by tomorrow or Friday. Grace or its remnants will bring much needed rainfall/gusty winds for the Lesser Antilles. (#2) Tropical Depression Eight has winds of 35mph, gusting to 45mph, with a pressure of 1011mbars. Movement is stationary. Is expected to intensify into a tropical storm later today and head towards Nova Scotia over the weekend. Expected to turn extratropical by early next week over the North Atlantic. In the Eastern Pacific, (#1) Hurricane Linda has winds of 100mph, gusting to 120mph, with a pressure of 969mbars. Movement is Northwest at 12mph. Is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by late today 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. Expected to dissipate by late tomorrow through the weekend. (#2) An area of low pressure is expected to develop a few hundred miles South of the Gulf of Tehuantepec later this week. Environmental conditions are then forecast to be conducive for gradual development of this system while it moves generally West-Northwestward at about 10mph. 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 Medium chance, 40%, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days. In the Central Pacific, (#1) Tropical Storm Jimena has winds of 45mph, gusting to 60mph, with a pressure of 1000mbars. Movement is West-Southwest at 9mph. Is expected to continue to weaken and dissipate by late tomorrow or Friday as it continues to pass 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 75mph, gusting to 90mph, with a pressure of 970mbars. Movement is Northwest at 14mph. Is expected to 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. 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.