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Tropical Storm Bonnie churns toward the Pacific Ocean

No impact on the US
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Posted at 5:42 AM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 17:03:45-04

MIAMI, Fla. — After forming Friday morning, Tropical Storm Bonnie continued to churn toward the Pacific Ocean Friday evening. The storm is not forecast to impact the U.S.

Bonnie is the second named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

At 5 p.m., the storm was located about 100 miles east-southeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. The system is currently moving to the west at 17 miles per hour.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for

  • San Andres Colombia
  • Limon Costa Rica northward to Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua

The NHC said on the forecast track, the system should move across southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica Friday night, and emerge over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Saturday.

The NHC said some weakening is expected when the system crosses Central America but it's forecast to strengthen when it crosses into the Pacific Ocean and reach hurricane strength south of Mexico.

The NHC is also monitoring two other tropical systems that are not likely to develop at this time.

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