Tropical strom Bonnie may form off the Yucatan Peninsula

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Tropical Storm Bonnie could develop in the Caribbean and advance towards the Yucatan Peninsula

The Caribbean disturbance was located about 130 miles east-southeast of the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao on Wednesday morning. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west at 30 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

Although winds are currently tropical-storm strength, the system lacks a well-defined center of circulation, which is necessary for classification as a tropical storm.

Still, “tropical storm conditions are expected along the northwestern coast of Venezuela and northeastern Colombia tonight and early Thursday,” the hurricane center said.

This includes the chance of flash flooding and mudslides in some areas.


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The forecast track of what's expected to become Tropical Storm Bonnie over the next couple of days.
The forecast track of what’s expected to become Tropical Storm Bonnie over the next couple of days.

Source: National Hurricane Center

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