Hurricane Ernesto made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula earlier this morning packing winds of about 80 mph. That is a relatively weak hurricane although any storm of that size will bring heavy rain showers to the folks there.
As any hurricane makes landfall and moves away from it’s warm water energy source, it will begin to weaken. Wind speeds will naturally decrease in this type of situation but the heavy rain can last for days.
It would have been nice if we could have benefited from some of that moisture and there could still be a chance that the storm would move out back over the water and into the gulf — but the chances are pretty slim. Tropical Storm Florence looks to have weakened and although there are a few areas of circulation out there — nothing in our immediate future.
Shoot! Well, we still have three full months before Hurricane Season is over. Let’s hope for the best. For more information about tropical storms in both the Atlantic and the Pacific check out the national hurricane center’s website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov .
Have a great day!
Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist