May 13, 2021

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Potential cyclone would turn into a storm tomorrow

The potential cyclone continues on its way to Puerto Rico with a 90% probability of becoming a storm tomorrow, reported the National Hurricane Center (CNH), in Miami, in its 11am bulletin: 00 at night.

At this time, the atmospheric phenomenon is maintained with sustained storm winds at the rate of 40 miles per hour (although the disturbance is not yet a storm) and is at latitude 14.6 and longitude. 59.4, about 515 miles east-southeast of San Juan. It is moving west-northwest at 25 miles per hour.

"Some strengthening is expected over the next 48 hours, and the system is forecast to become a tropical storm on Wednesday" the CNH.

Puerto Rico remains under a tropical storm warning. The forecast of the route changed slightly and it would no longer enter through Yabucoa and exit through Hatillo. Now the trajectory places it a little further south.

“In the forecast path, the system will move through the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday by night, and near or over Hispaniola on Thursday, " reads the report.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward 230 miles from the center.

Minutes earlier, the meteorologist Roberto García of the National Meteorological Service, predicted that up to 10 inches of rain could fall in the central zone of the Country and that this would cause extensive flash floods, in a large part of Puerto Rico, and landslides. Likewise, it warned that the maritime conditions will be “quite dangerous.”

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