Hurricane Julia made landfall in Nicaragua early Sunday as a Class 1 storm, the Nationwide Hurricane Heart mentioned.
The storm had sustained winds of 85 mph when it moved onshore close to Laguna de Perlas round 1:15 a.m., the center said.
Together with hurricane-force winds, life-threatening rainfall of 6 to 10 inches, with remoted quantities of as much as 15 inches, is feasible in Nicaragua, forecasters mentioned.
“Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides potential from heavy rains over Central America and Southern Mexico via early subsequent week,” the hurricane heart mentioned in its 2 a.m. ET update.
Storm surge of as much as 4 toes above regular tide ranges is feasible alongside San Andres and Providencia islands. Storm surge of as much as six toes and enormous, damaging waves had been anticipated alongside the coast of Nicaragua.
After shifting throughout Nicaragua Sunday, the storm is anticipated to strategy the Pacific coasts of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala Monday and Monday night time.
“Julia is forecast to weaken to a tropical despair on Monday and dissipate by Monday night time or Tuesday,” the NHC mentioned.