Tropical Storm Laura will pass closer to Puerto Rico, according to the new trajectory drawn by the National Hurricane Center (CNH) in Miami.
This morning, a United States Air Force reconnaissance aircraft investigated the system and found that it had tropical storm winds and that its center was further south than previously had Dear. Puerto Rico is now under a tropical storm warning.
Major impact: Rains
We continue to expect 3-6 inch accumulations.
– NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) August 21, 2020
Therefore , the center of the atmospheric phenomenon would be passing closer to the island. However, the greatest risk with this system will be rain and up to six inches could fall in parts of the east and south east of Puerto Rico.
Storm Laura would enter through Naguado tomorrow and exit through Arecibo if it maintains the trajectory traced to this hour by CNH. pic.twitter.com/JaTBetozih
– Jayson VázquezTorres (@vazquezjayson) August 21, 2020
That is why there is a flood watch in force for all of Puerto Rico until Sunday.
On the other hand, Tropical Depression 14 was approaching the coast of Honduras on Friday morning, and the National Hurricane Center said it expected it to drift to the northwest and traverse the tip of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, possibly as hurricane or close to that force. A hurricane watch was in effect for the Mexican coastline of the Caribbean, where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, as well as the island of Cozumel.
From there, the long-term forecast path would take – again as a hurricane — to the US coast in the Gulf of Mexico, perhaps to Texas or Louisiana, on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Along the way, it will likely drench eastern Honduras, the Cayman Islands, and parts of Yucatán, a peninsula prone to flooding
On Friday morning, its vortex was about 255 kilometers (160 miles) east of the Honduran resort island of Roatán, with winds of 55 km / h (35 mph). It was heading west-northwest at 12 mph (19 km / h).