Wednesday Morning UpdateArlene gaining strength
A very apparent increase of showers and storms occured last night with Arlene. It was interesting to note that NHC didn't increase their wind estimate from last night. That is why we thought that they we a little early in classifying this as a storm. With the gained convection, we now believe that this is a storm.
As of 7 am cdt Arlene was centered at 21.8 N / 95.2 W or about 175 miles east of Tampico, Mexico. It was moving wnw at about 8 mph. Top sustained winds estimated at 45 mph ( 40 mph NHC advisory). Pressure was estimated at 1002 mb.
Forecast models have been persistent in taking this storm into Mexico well south of the Texas border laste tonight.Tropicast: I.R. Floater Satellite