NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: Tropical Depression 16 Expected To Gain Strength In Next Few Days
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor Tropical Depression 16 located about 55 miles west of San Andres Island, near the coast of Nicaragua.
Forecasters project that Central America could face life threatening flash floods and mudslides in the coming days.
Projections show potential for 15-20 inches of rain with higher totals possible in certain areas.
Currently, NHC has the Tropical Depression becoming a hurricane later this weekend when it makes landfall Sunday on the United States.
Tropical Depression 16 is carrying 35 mph max sustained winds and moving to the northwest at 7 mph.
The storm is forecast to become a tropical storm by later tonight heading into tomorrow morning.
The depression will be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday, and emerge into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday.
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