A dissipating front extending from central Texas to the South Carolina coast will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms for the southern tier states. An area of enhanced rainfall with embedded storms is likely for parts of the Deep South and into Tennessee. Areas of locally heavy rain are also expected along the Texas coast and the west coast of Florida. High pressure over the northeast U.S. will keep temperatures close to seasonal levels for much of the Midwest and extending into New England for the rest of the week. Over the western U.S. an upper ridge building over the central Great Basin will keep temperatures above normal for the remainder of the week, especially for the lower elevations. Over the Four Corners region and into northern Mexico, moist monsoonal flow will keep scattered afternoon convection in the forecast.
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across eastern North Dakota, northeast and north central South Dakota and portions of northern and western Minnesota.
At 200 AM PDT the center of Hurricane Emilia was located about 855 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Moveement was toward the west near 13 MPH and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds were near 110 MPH with higher gusts. Emilia is a Category Two Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is expected over the next 48 hours.
At 200 AM PDT the center of Tropical Depression Six-E was located about 400 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo Mexico or about 680 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. Movement was toward the west-northwest near 7 MPH and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds were near 35 MPH with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the depression could become a tropical storm later today.