A stationary front will remain over the mid south and into the Mid-Atlantic states, bringing unsettled weather for Virginia and points south continuing into the middle of the week, with scattered showers and storms each day in the warm and humid air mass. Monsoonal showers and storms over the Southern and Central Rockies can be expected through Wednesday, especially over the higher terrain and during the afternoon and evening hours.
Over the Desert Southwest it will be quite hot with highs expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees for the lower elevations. Over the Central Plains and Texas, hot weather remains in the forecast as upper level ridging continues. Across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible ahead of a cold front pushing south out of Canada, followed by cooler weather.
At 500 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Ernesto was located about 285 miles east of Belize City or about 195 miles east-northeast of Isla Roatan Honduras. Movement was toward the west-northwest near 13 MPH. This general motion is expected to continue through tonight followed by a turn toward the west on Wednesday. On the forecast track the center will be passing north of the coast of Honduras today and will approach the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula tonight. The center of Ernesto is forecast to move across the Yucatan Peninsula late tonight and early Wednesday and emerge over the Bay of Campeche Wednesday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds were near 65 MPH with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected and Ernesto is forecast to become a hurricane before it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula. Weakening is expected as Ernesto moves over land.
Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings are in effect for the Desert Southwest it will be quite hot with highs expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees for the lower elevations. Over the Central Plains and Texas Heat Advisories remain in effect as hot weather continues under upper level ridging.
At 200 AM PDT the center of Tropical Depression Seven-E was located about 590 miles west-southwest of Manzanillo Mexico or about 605 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Movement was toward the west-northwest near 10 MPH and this general motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds were near 35 MPH with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the depression could become a tropical storm later today.