ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 meteorologists are monitoring two named storms that formed into hurricanes Wednesday.
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11 p.m. update
Lisa has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it continues moving over land, near the Belize, Guatemala Border.
Still, Lisa is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to Belize, Northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico.
Martin is still a hurricane over the Central Atlantic about to move into the North Atlantic. Neither is a threat to Florida.
A third disturbance is poised to potentially develop east of The Bahamas early next week. If it does, we’re watching how close it could get to Florida. There’s still much uncertainty, but a nearby subtropical system, if develops, could bring pockets of heavy rain, rough seas, gusty coastline.
3:30 p.m. update
Lisa and Martin are both hurricanes, but neither is coming anywhere near Florida.
Lisa will move over Belize and then parts of Guatemala and Mexico into the evening.
Another disturbance may form off our east Florida coast next week. Depending on if it forms and then how close it gets, there may be a risk of heavy rain, especially near our coastal areas by the middle of next week. There is still a lot of uncertainty though a week out.
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11:13 a.m. Wednesday update:
The National Hurricane Center confirmed Hurricane Martin has formed in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Lisa also formed Wednesday morning as it moves closer to making landfall in Belize.
Thankfully, both storms are not forecast to impact the U.S.
11am Wednesday: Martin is now a hurricane with winds of 75mph. It is rapidly moving NE and is forecast to become a Cat 2 in the open waters of the North Atlantic tomorrow. Martin will then become extratropical. pic.twitter.com/JEZ57Hedbp— Rusty McCranie (@RMcCranieWFTV) November 2, 2022
Another area just to the southeast of the Caribbean could develop this weekend and into next week.
An area of low pressure may form, and it could work its way back to the southeast United States later next week.
11am Wednesday: Lisa is now a hurricane with winds of 80mph. It will make landfall later tonight in Belize. Lisa will rapidly weaken after that as the surface low meanders into the SW Gulf. Strong shear should continue to tear apart what is left of remnant low pressure. pic.twitter.com/yOQfrrs6Xf— Rusty McCranie (@RMcCranieWFTV) November 2, 2022
What exactly develops, and where it goes, is still to be determined. But this will be a spot we will closely monitor.
7:50 a.m. Wednesday update:
The National Hurricane Center confirmed Wednesday morning that Lisa has strengthened into a hurricane.
Lisa is forecast to make landfall Wednesday in Belize.
The storm’s patch will not impact the U.S., data shows.
Channel 9 meteorologists were tracking two tropical storms on Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Martin formed in the northern Atlantic earlier Tuesday. The storm is forecast to become a hurricane by Wednesday.
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Martin will eventually be downgraded to a powerful extratropical system Thursday and eventually affect Greenland.
Tropical Storm Lisa continues to strengthen in the Caribbean. It is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and move toward Central America on Wednesday.
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Lisa currently has 60 mph winds.
Neither storm is expected to affect the United States.
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Another disturbance is forecast to develop next week over the eastern Caribbean or southwest Atlantic.
It’s too early to know for certain, but the system could potentially send heavy rain to Florida late next week.
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