When could tropical storm Nana become a hurricane?
Nana moved into Guatemala and southeastern Mexico, bringing heavy rains that have caused only minimal damage.
Nana weakened to a tropical storm from a hurricane as it moved into Guatemala and southeastern Mexico, bringing heavy rains that have caused only minimal damage, the U.S. National Hurricane Center and local authorities said on Thursday.
By 8 a.m. ET (1200 GMT), Nana was about 150 miles (241 km) north-northeast of Guatemala City, and packing sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (95 km/h), the Miami-based NHC said.
The government of Belize discontinued all coastal watches and warnings and Mexico discontinued a tropical storm warning for its coast, the centre said.
#TROPICS: Tropics remain very active. #Nana and #Omar have both weakened into depressions.— Jesse Gunkel (@JesseGunkel) September 3, 2020
Three tropical waves are being watched for possible development.
Our next named storm is Paulette. Only 6 names left in the alphabet.
We sit about 2 weeks away from peak of season. pic.twitter.com/7IwlC58H3l
Nana is forecast to continue moving inland over Guatemala and extreme southeastern Mexico throughout Thursday and "rapid weakening is forecast today and tonight, and Nana will likely become a remnant low on Friday," said the NHC.
Guatemalan disaster agency Conred said Nana damaged a home and blew tree branches onto a highway. Authorities in neighboring Honduras did not report damages.
The NHC warned that rainfall from Nana could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
The eastern edges of the Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca are forecast to see rain of 6 to 8 inches, with isolated downpours of up to 12 inches.
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