Nana becomes a hurricane, expected to make landfall along the coast of Belize

Posted at 11:27 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 10:07:42-04

Tropical Storm Nana became a hurricane Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Nana is moving toward the west near 16 mph, and a westward or west-southwestward motion is expected tonight and Thursday.

On the forecast track, Nana will make landfall along the coast of Belize within the Hurricane Warning area overnight, and move inland over Belize and Guatemala on Thursday.

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Nana's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts. Little additional change in strength is expected before Nana makes landfall. Rapid weakening is expected on Thursday as Nana moves farther inland. Nana is a small hurricane, with hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles.