Hurricane warning issued for parts of the coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
The center of Otto is about 230 miles NE of Costa Rica. Latitude 11.2 North. Longitude 81.3 West.
Otto is moving toward the west near 7 mph. A westward motion and an increase in forward speed are expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Otto is expected to move near or over the coasts of southern Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica early Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected and could make landfall in Central America as a Category 1 hurricane.
Otto is no threat to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.