Eye on the Tropics

Eye on the Tropics: Julia becomes a hurricane, makes landfall early Sunday morning

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Julia made landfall early Sunday morning along the coast of Nicaragua near Pearl Lagoon.

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Julia will continue to move westward across Nicaragua still as a hurricane.

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Throughout the day, land interaction will weaken the storm some, but Julia could still be a tropical storm as it pushes off the west coast of Nicaragua and Honduras.

Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible from heavy rains over Central America and Southern Mexico through Tuesday.

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There are no threats to Central Florida.

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Chief meteorologist Tom Terry

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