The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday, September 2, that Tropical Storm Nana would likely become a hurricane before making landfall in Central America tonight.
The NHC warned that Nana could bring a dangerous storm surge to the coast of Belize on Wednesday night and as much as 12 inches of rain. The storm system, which was forming south of Jamaica, was moving westward and expected to also affect Guatemala, southeastern Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula.
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter Nick Underwood shared this video from a flight on Wednesday morning to the center of Tropical Storm Nana. He said though the storm was not “terribly powerful,” residents in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan should stay aware of NHC advisories.
A hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning were in effect for the entire coast of Belize through Wednesday night. Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA via Storyful