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Tropical Storm Julia Threatens Central America With Floods

  • Julia could become a hurricane this weekend as it nears land
  • Nicaragua is forecast to take a direct hit from the storm
Tropical storm Julia off the coast of Colombia on Oct. 7.

Tropical storm Julia off the coast of Colombia on Oct. 7.

Source: NOAA

Tropical Storm Julia has spun up in the central Caribbean, where it’s bringing heavy rain to Colombia and Venezuela and is on a path to hit Nicaragua on Sunday as a hurricane.

Julia, the Atlantic’s 10th storm in 2022, had top winds of 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour as it churned about 110 miles west of the tip of Colombia’s Guajira Peninsula, the US National Hurricane Center said in an 11 a.m. New York time advisory. Hurricane watches and warnings extend across Colombia’s coast, as well as in Nicaragua.