Tropical Storm Ida forms in the southwest Caribbean Sea

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After a relatively quiet period in the tropics for several weeks (the last tropical system to threaten any land areas was Erika two months ago, which passed over the Leeward Islands), a newly-formed depression has quickly become Tropical Storm Ida over the southwestern Caribbean. At 3pm CST, the center of Ida is about 75 miles east of the coast of Nicaragua and has sustained wind estimated at 60 mph. Current projections (shown on the map above) indicate that Ida will strengthen a little more before interacting with, and crossing over, the Nicaraguan coast and then eastern Honduras, before re-emerging into the Caribbean Sea and heading towards the popular vacation spots of Cancun and Cozumel early next week, then into the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Get the latest on Tropical Storm Ida on the MemphisWeather.net Tropical page.

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14 years ago

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