Latest on the tropics and also the showers and thunderstorms tomorrow:
- Tropical Storm Paulette has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, and it's expected to slowly weaken before re-strengthening somewhat this weekend. The intensity forecast from the National Hurricane Center is the following:
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 09/1500Z 20.0N 46.5W 50 KT 60 MPH 12H 10/0000Z 20.3N 48.0W 50 KT 60 MPH 24H 10/1200Z 20.7N 49.9W 45 KT 50 MPH 36H 11/0000Z 20.9N 51.6W 45 KT 50 MPH 48H 11/1200Z 21.3N 53.1W 40 KT 45 MPH 60H 12/0000Z 22.2N 54.3W 40 KT 45 MPH 72H 12/1200Z 23.5N 55.6W 40 KT 45 MPH 96H 13/1200Z 27.0N 59.0W 45 KT 50 MPH 120H 14/1200Z 30.0N 62.5W 50 KT 60 MPH
-Rene has regained tropical storm status with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph., and it's still expected to become a hurricane on Friday or Saturday. The intensity forecast from the National Hurricane Center is the following:
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 09/1500Z 17.6N 31.5W 35 KT 40 MPH 12H 10/0000Z 18.1N 33.1W 40 KT 45 MPH 24H 10/1200Z 18.8N 35.1W 45 KT 50 MPH 36H 11/0000Z 19.5N 37.0W 50 KT 60 MPH 48H 11/1200Z 20.4N 39.0W 60 KT 70 MPH 60H 12/0000Z 21.7N 40.9W 65 KT 75 MPH 72H 12/1200Z 23.5N 42.7W 60 KT 70 MPH 96H 13/1200Z 27.0N 44.5W 50 KT 60 MPH 120H 14/1200Z 28.7N 45.0W 40 KT 45 MPH
-Neither Paulette nor Rene is expected to be a threat to the United States, although there is a chance that Paulette could pass just inside (west) of Bermuda.
- The 4th image shows the 06Z Euro ensembles, and you can see future Sally beginning it's WNW journey with a lot of uncertainty in the future track.
The last image (video) shows the simulated future radar from 6 AM tomorrow to 6 AM Friday from the NAM model.