Tropical Storm Nana varieties in Caribbean whereas Omar is born off U.S. East Coast

Now there are two tropical storms in this Atlantic, but neither is a threat to the US

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Depression 15 Tuesday to Tropical Storm Omar off the east coast, but said it would be short-lived.

Earlier today forecasters upgraded potential tropical cyclone 16 to tropical storm Nana in the Caribbean. It has intensified since Tuesday night and could turn into a hurricane on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Nana is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of Central America, and hurricane and tropical storm monitoring and warnings have been issued for Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.

Tropical Storm Nana could turn into a hurricane before it hits land in Central America.

Nana had wind speeds of 60 miles per hour, according to reconnaissance data.

Will it be something for those on the US Gulf Coast to worry about?

As of Tuesday, it didn’t look like it. The hurricane center’s prediction trail takes the storm almost due west into Central America and then rotates it southwest by the end of the week if the system is likely to be non-tropical.

At 10:00 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Tropical Storm Nana was located approximately 320 miles east-northeast of Limon, Honduras, or 485 miles east of Belize City, moving west at 18 miles per hour.

Nana had 60 mph winds on Tuesday night and is expected to get stronger. It could be a hurricane as it approaches Belize.

The entire coast of Belize is now on a hurricane watch.

For the Yucatan in Mexico there is still a tropical storm warning from Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal and the coast of Belize.

A tropical storm vigil will continue for the north coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca west to the border with Guatemala, Roatan Island and the Bay Islands of Honduras and the Caribbean coast of Guatemala.

Nana is expected to stay on a westward direction through Thursday that will bring it close to but north of the Honduras coast on Wednesday, the hurricane center said. Nana is likely to approach the coast of Belize late Wednesday or Thursday.


The hurricane center is also tracking tropical storm Omar, which was upgraded earlier Tuesday.

Omar is forecast to move away from the US and could weaken again on Wednesday.

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Tropical storm Omar leaves the USA

On Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. CDT, Omar was approximately 310 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC, moving east to northeast at a speed of 22 km / h.

Omar had winds of 40 mph, making it a minimal tropical storm.

Omar is expected to stay on an east-northeast path and move further away from North Carolina, forecasters said.

The hurricane center continued to track a tropical wave that was expected to hit Africa’s west coast in a day or two.

It is forecast to develop gradually this week as it heads west across the Eastern Atlantic, and it could turn into a tropical depression by this weekend.

The forecasters also examined a small depression that had formed between the Windward Islands and West Africa on Tuesday. It could develop gradually, but is expected to snake across the central Atlantic in the next few days.

The hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts until November 30th.