Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Colin Forms in the Atlantic, Sweltering South

Tropical Storm Colin is now churning in the Atlantic, hundreds of miles away from the Leeward and Windward Islands.

Current thinking is that this storm will move to the northwest - but won't grow too much in strength - as there are some environmental factors that will limit the growth potential.

However, things can and do change - with a slight track different from that of current thinking - so stay tuned if you have interests in that part of the world.

Meanwhile, some heavy rain fell overnight - with 5 inches of rain reported southwest of Chicago in the city of Joliet.

And the HEAT IS ON across the southern states. Highs are well into the lower 100s across portions of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, western and middle Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Little Rock is expecting a high today of 106 with a heat index that could top 120 degrees!!!  At 10 am, it is already 98 degrees with a heat index of 102!   So glad I don't live there!   WHEW!

Elsewhere in central Arkansas, Jacksonville was 99 degrees at 10 am and Searcy was 100 degrees with a heat index of 106 degrees!

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