Tropical cyclone Ada hurricane forecast in the Caribbean

A depression in the Caribbean has intensified into a tropical storm and is predicted to become a major hurricane by the time it reaches the shores of the North American Gulf in the next several days.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The Central American Gulf coast should start seeing rain from the storm on Sunday morning.

At the end of Thursday, Ada had maintained a maximum speed of 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) and was traveling northwest at a speed of about 14 miles per hour (23 kilometers per hour). It was located approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Negral, Jamaica, and about 130 miles (205 kilometers) southeast of the Grand Cayman.

The storm forecast 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) of rain in parts of Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. Forecasters have warned of possible flash floods and landslides and hurricanes of magnitude 2 to 4 feet (.61 to 1 meter) above normal with “large and destructive waves”.

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