October 11, 2010

Tropical Storm Paula Forms in Caribbean

The 16th named tropical system of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has formed.

Tropical Storm Paula is churning in the Caribbean and is slowly drifting northwestward.

As of 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Paula is moving to the northwest at 5-10 mph with sustained winds between 50-55 mph.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists foresee the storm making its way very near the eastern Yucatan Peninsula.

From there, the storm could either make landfall over the Yucatan, weaken and dissipate, or curve northeastward toward western Cuba.

Some computer models suggest Paula could reach the straits of Florida by Thursday.

Storm will bring heavy flooding rain and gusty winds to Central America over the next several days, especially portions of Nicaragua and Honduras and into the eastern Yucatan Peninsula.

Since there is still uncertainty in the track of this system, people from Nicaragua to the Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba, South Florida and the Bahamas should monitor this situation.

By Gina Cherundolo, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer

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