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Julia downgraded to Tropical Storm as it continues to move across Nicaragua

Tropical Storm Julia
Posted at 11:43 AM, Oct 07, 2022

MIAMI — Julia has weakened slightly and been downgraded to a Tropical Storm once again. It continues to move across Nicaragua.

As of Sunday at 2 p.m., the storm has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, is moving west at 16 mph.

On the forecast track, the center of Julia is expected to continue moving over Nicaragua today and emerge off the Pacific coast by this evening. Julia is then expected to move very near to and parallel to the Pacific coasts of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala tonight and Monday.

Additional weakening is forecast during the next day or two, but Julia is still expected to be a tropical storm when it moves near the Pacific coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador tonight and Monday. Julia is expected to dissipate near the coast of Guatemala by Monday night.

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The potential for life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides is expected to spread to portions of Central America this weekend.

Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Pacific coast of Nicaragua
  • Pacific coast of Honduras
  • Coast of El Salvador

Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • Pacific coast of Guatemala