Tropical storm Ernesto is slowly gaining strength over the Caribbean sea. The computer models and NHC forecast is a bit disturbing. On Thursday of next week Ernesto is predicted to be a category 3 (major) hurricane headed for a landfall on the central Gulf Coast. Of course it's too early to tell for certain what's going to happen. If I lived on the Gulf Coast, I'd keep a sharp watch on Ernesto. I think by next week it will be big news.