Martin and Lisa are no longer in hurricanes

Hurricane Lisa was downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday, a day after it made landfall southwest of Belize City as the sixth hurricane of the season.

Hurricane Martin, which also formed on Wednesday, has shifted into a post-tropical system, but will continue to produce a wide area of ​​strong winds through the end of the week, the National Hurricane Centers said in their 5 p.m. advisory.

Experts are also monitoring two areas in the Atlantic Ocean for possible storms, one of which could develop into a tropical storm early next week, according to the Hurricane Center.

Martin had maximum winds of 80 mph at 5 p.m. Thursday and was moving north-northeast at 58 mph 885 miles east-northeast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Post-tropical cyclone The center’s consultant said Martin would move slowly eastward on Friday and then east to east and southeast over the weekend. Its winds will slow over the next few days but remain strong through the end of the week, creating “dangerous winds and seas over a very wide area of ​​the North Atlantic for the next couple of days.”

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As of 5 p.m., Lisa’s maximum winds had dropped to 30 mph, the Hurricane Center said, and were moving west at 12 mph. Lisa weakened to a tropical depression over Mexico Thursday morning.

Lisa is expected to return above the water, reentering Campeche Bay off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Friday, while continuing to weaken.

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Meteorologists are also monitoring a possible third storm, an area of ​​low pressure in the southwest Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane center said in its latest warning that it may move to the eastern Caribbean and develop early next week. It has a 30% chance of developing as it moves northwest in the general direction of the United States.

A second area of ​​low pressure located several hundred miles northeast of Bermuda was given only a 10% chance of developing.

In addition to Lisa and Martin, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas in the Atlantic Ocean for potential storms.

There have been two major hurricanes, i.e. Category 3 or higher, so far this season.

NOAA anticipation At least four more hurricanes will form before hurricane season officially ends on November 30.

The next storm to be formed will be Nicole.

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