Hurricane Lisa headed toward Belize

Hurricane Lisa headed toward Belize
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Hurricane Lisa developed in the Caribbean as the storm moved toward Belize on Wednesday, while Tropical Storm Martin is also forecast to become a short-lived hurricane.

And, the advisory from the National Hurricane Center says a third storm could develop by the weekend.

As of 8 am Wednesday, Lisa was 100 miles east-southeast of Belize City and 60 miles east of Honduras over the northwestern Caribbean.

Lisa was a Category 1 hurricane producing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and moving west at 15 mph. Its tropical storm force winds extended 70 miles from its center.

Martin was about 575 east-northeast of Bermuda at 5 am Martin is expected to become a hurricane Wednesday night before transitioning into a powerful extratropical system on Thursday, according to the center’s latest advisory.

Martin was producing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph as of 5 a.m. moving east to northeast at 15 mph. Its tropical storm force winds extended 115 miles from its center.

Hurricane watches and tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect for areas of Honduras, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

Hurricane Lisa developed in the Caribbean as the storm moved toward Belize on Wednesday.

Lisa could bring 1 inch of rain this week to parts of the Cayman Islands and eastern Nicaragua.

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Jamaica, eastern Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, northern Honduras and Guatemala could see 2 to 4 inches of rain, with up to 6 inches in localized areas.

Belize, the Bay Islands of Honduras, northern Guatemala and part of southeastern Mexico could see flash flooding and 4 to 6 inches of rain, with localized totals of up to 10 inches, the National Hurricane Center said.

In addition to Hurricane Lisa, Hurricane Martin is forecast to form on Wednesday.  The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring an area near the eastern Caribbean for potential development.

Neither Lisa nor Martin pose a threat to Florida.

Forecasters are also monitoring a third possible storm, an area of ​​low pressure in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The area could move into the eastern Caribbean and develop over the weekend, the hurricane center said in its 8 a.m. advisory. The area has a 20% chance of developing as you go north.

There have been two hurricanes and two major hurricanes, that is, category 3 or higher, so far this season.

NOAA has predicted between two and six more hurricanes to form before hurricane season officially ends on November 1. thirty.

The next named storm to form will be Nicole.

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