Tropical Storm Iota forms in the central Caribbean Sea
Tropical Depression 31 grabs the name Iota, producing 40 mph winds and moving WSW at 3 mph.
Tropical Storm Iota is forecast to reach hurricane strength as it approaches Central America by the end of the weekend. The forecast track is very similar to Eta’s track. This means those same areas in Nicaragua and Honduras need to prepare for another tropical system.
Into next week, high pressure is expected to build over the Gulf of Mexico and that will steer T.S. Iota into Central America. If this forecast holds true, it will also prevent the system from moving north into the Gulf of Mexico. As with any tropical system, changes in the forecast are a possibility.
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