Omar on the Move. Paloma Next?
All remains quiet in terms of tropical threats to the U.S. mainland. But the same cannot be said for the Caribbean, where Omar has become a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Omar could strengthen as it moves northeastward toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where rainfall amounts up to 20 inches could cause dangerous flooding and mudslides.
Meanwhile, the 16th tropical depression of the season could gain tropical storm status later today or tonight -- its name would be Paloma. The storm is already dumping heavy rains in Central America as it moves west along the northern Honduras coast and toward Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula. Rain totals up to 15 inches could trigger floods and mudslides in these areas as well.
For local weather, see our full forecast through the weekend.
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