Tropical Storm Otto: Monday Afternoon Update

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A late-season tropical storm has formed in the southwest Caribbean, and it could become a hurricane in the next few days.

At 4pm, Tropical Storm Otto was located about 190 miles ESE of San Andres Island.  Latitude 11.3 North.  Longitude 79.2 West.

Otto was nearly stationary, and a generally westward drift is expected over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Otto could become a hurricane in a couple of days.

Outer rain bands from Otto are expected to produce rainfall totals of 3-6 inches across parts of central and western Panama and southeastern Costa Rica through Wednesday.

Otto is no threat here at home in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

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