Tropical Storm Otto Nearing Hurricane Status

Tropical Storm Otto is gaining strength this morning in the Caribbean Sea. With its strongest winds now at 70 mph, it is very close to reaching Category 1 hurricane status (winds of 74 mph).

It was located 225 miles southeast of San Andres Island as of 7 am and was stationary. A slow west-northwestward motion is expected tonight into Wednesday, eventually followed by a turn toward the west.

This track puts Otto on a path to impact Central America, and it will stay far away from the United States. However, Otto serves as a reminder that hurricane season isn’t over until it’s over!

 

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