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What regions does Tropical Storm Lisa threaten and when will it become a hurricane?

(CNN Spanish) — Tropical Storm Lisa, which formed this Monday in the Caribbean, is threatening Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issuing warnings or warnings this Monday through the afternoon.

As of 5:00 PM Miami time, the NHC advisories are as follows:

  • A hurricane watch is in place for the Bay Islands of Honduras and north of the coast of Belize from Puerto Barrios to south of Chetumal.
  • Tropical Storm Warning for the Gulf Islands of Honduras.
  • A tropical storm watch is in place for Jamaica, the entire north coast of Honduras, Guatemala from the border with Honduras to Puerto Barrios, and Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Herrero.

Storm surges of 1 to 1.5 meters are forecast for the Belize coast and 3i to 90 cm for the Honduras Bay Islands. Heavy rains may cause flash flooding from northern Honduras to the eastern Yucatan Peninsula.

In terms of rainfall, 8 to 13 cm is expected with isolated areas of up to 20 cm in the Gulf Islands of Belize and Honduras, and 5 to 10 cm to 15 cm in parts of the north. 2.5 cm with patches of up to 5 cm in parts of the Cayman Islands and eastern Nicaragua from Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala and the eastern Yucatan Peninsula.

When and where will Lisa become a hurricane?

Tropical Storm Lisa is forecast to continue its westward path through the Caribbean over the next two days, approaching the northern coast of Honduras on Tuesday and the coast of Belize on Wednesday.

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Based on current forecasts, Lisa will make landfall in Belize on Wednesday as a strong tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane.

The first few months of the Atlantic hurricane season have been unusually quiet, but several tropical storms have formed recently, many reaching hurricane status. Ian was so strong that it made landfall in South Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. Leaving a trail of destruction Not resolved yet.

Author’s note: This article has been updated with the latest NHC advisory.