Tropical Storm Matthew is heading westward through Central America.
TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW
Tropical Storm Matthew made landfall this afternoon near the Honduras/Nicaragua border and has been continuing to work its way inland since. However, since landfall, Matthew has not weakened much if at all.
As of 11 p.m. Eastern Time Friday, the center of Matthew was located about 125 miles east-southeast of La Ceiba, Honduras, or about 245 miles east-southeast of Monkey River Town, Belize, with top winds around 50 miles per hour. Matthew is moving to the west-northwest around 15 miles per hour and is expected to continue this motion through Saturday before slowing down on Sunday. Although Matthew has moved inland, only modest weakening is forecast over the next day or two and it is expected to maintain tropical storm strength through Saturday.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Belize from Belize City southward, and for the coast of Honduras (including its offshore islands). A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Belize north of Belize City.
Heavy rainfall and resulting flooding and mudslides are expected to be the biggest threat from Matthew. Total rainfall amounts between six to ten inches are possible in parts of Honduras, Nicaragua, southern Belize, and Guatemala, with even higher amounts possible particularly in higher terrain.
Source : weather.com