Dangerous hurricane in the Caribbean & two areas we’re watching
Our look at the Tropics on this November 16th shows a few possible areas of development while we watch a dangerous Category 4 Hurricane make landfall in Central America. Iota is showing maximum sustained wind speeds of 155 mph moving to the west at 9 mph. Hurricane warnings are in place for the coast of Nicaragua and parts of the Honduran coast where the strongest winds and the strongest storm surge will be as it works inland. Once it does work over land, it will weaken into a tropical storm on Tuesday and a depression by Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, we’ll keep an eye on the southwestern Caribbean where another low could develop within the next couple of days. With the environment conducive for some development, this future wave will have a 40% chance to become a tropical depression within the next 5 days. In the Eastern Pacific, rain and t-storms are becoming better organized with a broad low southwest of the Mexican coast. This low has a 50% chance of becoming a depression within the next 5 days. Once the low moves further into the Pacific by the middle of the week, conditions will start to become unfavorable for development.