Tropical Storm Julia’s heavy rains sweep across Central America – NBC 7 Miami
MIAMI, Florida – Tropical Storm Julia is dumping heavy rain across Central America. Heavy rain, flooding and mudslides are forecast for Central America and southern Mexico through Tuesday.
According to 2 a.m. ET bulletin on Monday According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the system is located 45 miles east-southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador.
The hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving west at 15 mph.
Julia’s eye is expected to move across Nicaragua today and off the Pacific coast tonight. Julia will then move closer to and parallel to the Pacific coasts of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala tonight and Monday.
Further weakening is forecast over the next two days, according to NHC forecasts, but Julia is still expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves closer to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador tonight and Monday. Julia is expected to make landfall on the coast of Guatemala on Monday night.
Notifications and monitoring are in place
Tropical Storm Warning
- The entire Pacific coast of Nicaragua
- The entire Pacific coast of Honduras
- The entire coast of El Salvador
Tropical Storm Watch
- Pacific coast of Guatemala
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