Tropical Depression Lisa moves over the Bay of Campeche


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hurricane Lisa has made landfall in Belize has a Category 1 hurricane.

The storm made landfall just south of Belize City at 5:20 p.m.

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression Lisa was located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 94.6 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph. A turn toward the northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected later today and tonight and the depression is forecast to become nearly stationary and meander on Saturday and Saturday night. On the forecast track, the center of Lisa will move away from the coast of Mexico today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Slight strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. After that, Lisa is forecast to weaken and to degenerate into a remnant low pressure area by Sunday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb.

The rainfall threat associated with Lisa is expected to continue to diminish. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible across portions of southeastern Mexico through early Friday.

About the Authors:

Richard Nunn is the Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist

David Heckard is The Weather Authority's Assistant Chief Meteorologist.