1:00 p.m. Tropical Storm Ernesto Update
POSTED: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:07am
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — As of this morning, Ernesto is a disorganized Tropical Storm with winds around 50 mph. He is forecast to stay a tropical storm as he takes a westward path across the Caribbean Sea. The Yucatan Peninsula and Central America will feel the brunt of Ernesto over the next 3 days. Then, he'll emerge into the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm and, possibly, redevelop into a hurricane before moving into Central Mexico. Tropical computer models also agree with a Central Mexico secondary landfall.
Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Jamaica.
Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for Grand Cayman and the coast of Honduras.
Tropical Storm Ernesto Stats:
Winds 50 mph
Pressure 1006 mb
Location 15.2N 77.9W
Moving West 23 mph
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