TS Ernesto shows signs of strengthening

TS Ernesto is nowshowing signs of deepening and is forecast to reach hurricane strength duringthe next 12-24 hours as it continues to move WNW at about 10kts. Max winds this afternoon were 55 knots withgales force winds extending outward 110NM to the NE however winds remain belowgale force in the southwest quadrant. Ernesto should make landfall along the Yucatan Coast just north of theBelize boarder late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.