A hurricane that should enter the Gulf a hurricane in the mid-Atlantic and something forming, maybe, off Florida in the Atlantic. A busy day.
Hurricane Lisa formed in the Caribbean early Wednesday and is expected to head into the Gulf of Mexico after making landfall in Belize, forecasters said. It does not pose a threat to Louisiana on its current track. In the Atlantic, Hurricane Martin also formed. Plus, there’s a third disturbance that’s expected to develop over part of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Here’s what to know about the systems as of 10 a.m. Wednesday from the National Hurricane Center.nola.com
Hurricane Lisa formed early Wednesday, becoming the sixth hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season. It is expected to make landfall Wednesday in Belize, cross over Mexico and then enter the Gulf of Mexico. The current track has it emerging over the southwestern Gulf as a tropical depression. As of 10 a.m., the storm was about 55 miles southeast of Belize City, according to the National Hurricane Center. It’s moving west at 14 mph. It has winds of 80 mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane, and additional strengthening is expected until landfall later in the day.
Hurricane Martin formed Wednesday morning, becoming the seventh hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season, according to the National Hurricane Center. It does not pose an immediate threat to land. As of 10 a.m., it was about 1,280 miles west of the Azores and about 790 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. It’s moving northeast at 26 mph. Martin is expected to get “larger and stronger” through Thursday, forecasters said, and gradually lose strength but still remain a very large storm. Peak winds of 105 mph are expected, which would make it a Category 2 hurricane.
Disturbance over Caribbean, Atlantic
Hurricane forecasters are tracking a disturbance that’s expected to develop this weekend near the Greater Antilles or over the southwestern Atlantic. Some slow subtropical or tropical development is possible while it moves north. It has a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression within five days.
Three being tracked and only to wonder what Lisa will do as she enters the Gulf.