On Sunday Earl intensified and became the third hurricane of the 2010 season in the Atlantic basin.
As of 5 p.m. ET, Hurricane Earl was centered 385 km (240 miles) east of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph (85 mph). A hurricane warning in is effect for the northern Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands and a hurricane watch is in place for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In addition to strong winds, all of these areas will likely see 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) of rain, with higher elevations possibly receiving up to 300 mm (12 inches). That much rain has the potential to cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. FULL POST
The death toll from flooding in Pakistan has grown to more than 1,000 people, according to government officials. Unfortunately a monsoonal trough will spread additional rain from India into the country Monday and Tuesday.
The worst of the flooding over the past week has occurred in northwestern Pakistan, where some locations received as much as 10 times their monthly average in just 48 hours.
The U.S. Gulf Coast dodged a bullet as Tropical Depression Bonnie degenerated into a disorganized weak low pressure Saturday afternoon.
The upper level low pressure that plagued Bonnie's development dating back to its time over the Bahamas finally proved to be more than Bonnie could handle.
The remnants of Bonnie brought showers and thunderstorms to southern Alabama, Mississippi, and the panhandle of Florida throughout the day on Sunday. Although the threat of a stronger tropical system delayed cleanup efforts in the Gulf oil spill area, and the drilling of a relief well, the situation could have been much worse for Gulf Coast residents.