Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar downgraded
(South Florida Sun Sentinel) Tropical Storm Nana is running out of time to strengthen into a hurricane before landfall and may hit Belize as a tropical storm overnight, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Wind shear limited its intensity, but any strong convective burst could push it into a Category 1 hurricane, forecasters said in the latest discussion.
“Since the bursts have been frequent today the intensity forecast calls for Nana to strengthen to near hurricane strength at landfall,” the discussion said. After landfall, forecasters expect the storm to steadily weaken.
At 8 p.m., the center of the storm was passing just north of the Bay Islands of Honduras. The forecast track said the center of Nana should make landfall on the coast of Belize overnight.
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