Tropics watch: Tropical weather update for Tuesday, Nov. 17

Oscar Santiago Torres
| Florida Today

The National Hurricane Center is tracking Hurricane Iota after the hurricane made landfall as a Category 4 on Monday night along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua.

Here’s the latest update from the NHC as of 7 a.m. ET.

What’s out there and where is it? 

Iota is now a Category 1 hurricane and will move farther inland across northern Nicaragua today and move across southern Honduras tonight and Wednesday.

Additional rapid weakening is expected today into Wednesday, and Iota is forecast to dissipate over Central America by Wednesday night.

Details on Hurricane Iota

  • Location: 15 miles west-northwest of El Pia, Nicaragua 
  • Maximum sustained winds:  85 (was 105) mph 
  • Present movement: west at 9 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

It’s still too early at this time to determine whether Florida will feel the impact from Iota. Forecasters advise all residents to stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.

Tracking the tropics in real time:

These graphics, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time:

Latest images from National Hurricane Center:

USAT storm tracker:

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