DISCUSSION: As a late-night update on what remains to be a Category 1 Hurricane Earl, it continues on it expected path towards the coastal sections of Belize at this hour. The storm's minimum central pressure has fallen 6 millibars (mb) from 990 mb as of earlier this morning to 984 mb this evening as of the last update from the National Hurricane Center at 10:00 CDT. Moreover, as of the midnght update (just came in "hot off the press."
As you can see in the attached animation below (i.e., from the radar site located near coastal sections of Belize), there center of Earl's circulation is quickly approaching landfall which will likely occur within an hour or so from now. At this point, conditions will continue to deteriorate as the center of this small/compact tropical storm moves ashore through the overnight hours. As it continues moving inland, Earl will likely weaken to a tropical storm and possibly all the way down to a tropical depression until it potentially re-emerges over the Southern Bay of Campeche by around Thursday evening! To learn more about other high-impact weather events from across North America, be sure to click here!