Tropical Depression Approaches Honduras; Hurricane Greg Weakens

A tropical depression off eastern Central America is approaching land and will pass over Honduras, while Hurricane Greg will weaken in the Pacific as it moves farther out to sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Depression Six is 55 miles (90 kilometers) from Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Honduras-Nicaragua border, and will move over Honduras’s northern coast today and tomorrow before reaching Belize and Guatemala, the NHC said in an advisory at 8 a.m. Miami time. While its 35 mile-per-hour winds are nearing tropical-storm strength, it’s not expected to intensify.

Hurricane Greg, rated Category 1 on the five-step Saffir- Simpson scale, has winds of 75 mph and will weaken as it moves farther into the Pacific, the center said.

In the Atlantic, two storm systems are moving toward the Caribbean, both with a “medium” chance of becoming a cyclone in the next two days, the center said. The first, 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, is showing signs of “organization,” and the second is about halfway between Africa’s west coast and the Cape Verde Islands, the NHC said.

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