TS Lisa to become a hurricane and another storm in the mid-Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Martin formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday, while Tropical Storm Lisa continued to strengthen in the Caribbean. Neither poses a threat to Louisiana or the Gulf of Mexico on their current tracks. Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to strengthen into a hurricane in the Caribbean before making landfall in Belize, hurricane forecasters said Tuesday morning. It could dump up to 10 inches of rain and push a storm surge of up to 6 feet. Tropical Storm Martin also is expected to strengthen into a hurricane. It doesn’t pose a threat to land. Here’s what to know about the systems as of 10 a.m. Tuesday from the National Hurricane Center.nola.com
Tropical Storm Lisa
Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in Belize, meteorologists said. The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters investigated the system Tuesday morning and found it has already started to intensify. As of 10 a.m., the storm was about 320 miles east of Isla Roatan, Honduras, and and about 430 miles east of Belize City, according to the National Hurricane Center. It’s moving west at 14 mph and is expected to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Lisa will pass south of the Cayman Islands on Tuesday, move near or over the Bay Islands of Honduras early Wednesday, and approach Belize late Wednesday. It has winds of 60 mph, and additional strengthening is expected over the next 36 hours. It’s expected to become a hurricane overnight, forecasters said. Peak winds of 90 mph are forecast, which would make it a Category 1 storm in the Caribbean. Category 1 storms have winds of at least 74 mph, and Category 2 storms have winds of at least 96 mph. Rain and potentially life-threatening rip currents are expected in parts of Jamaica, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Honduras and Nicaragua, forecasters said.
Tropical Storm Martin
Tropical Storm Martin formed Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. It does not pose a threat to land. As of 10 a.m., it was about 550 miles northeast of Bermuda and was moving east at 12 mph. It’s expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night, forecasters said.
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