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The WDSU Weather team is tracking a tropical storm in the Caribbean. There are no direct threats to us. Tropical Storm Julia formed around 10 a.m. Friday off the Guajira Peninsula. It is now moving west at 18 mph. Max winds are at 40 mph.It is moving over warm water with water temperatures in the upper 80s, and the wind shear is low. Once it moves away from land, it will have the right ingredients to intensify. It is expected to become a hurricane by Saturday night.Hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for Nicaragua and the offshore Colombian Islands.It is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 in Nicaragua on Sunday morning. From there, it will rapidly weaken before moving over Honduras.The remnants could then send moisture into the Gulf and our way. That could bring rain chances to Louisiana and Mississippi Wednesday and Thursday before a cold front dries us out around Friday.Stay with WDSU for the latest on all of your tropical weather updates.

The WDSU Weather team is tracking a tropical storm in the Caribbean. There are no direct threats to us.

Tropical Storm Julia formed around 10 a.m. Friday off the Guajira Peninsula. It is now moving west at 18 mph. Max winds are at 40 mph.

It is moving over warm water with water temperatures in the upper 80s, and the wind shear is low. Once it moves away from land, it will have the right ingredients to intensify. It is expected to become a hurricane by Saturday night.

Hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for Nicaragua and the offshore Colombian Islands.

It is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 in Nicaragua on Sunday morning.

From there, it will rapidly weaken before moving over Honduras.

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The remnants could then send moisture into the Gulf and our way. That could bring rain chances to Louisiana and Mississippi Wednesday and Thursday before a cold front dries us out around Friday.

Stay with WDSU for the latest on all of your tropical weather updates.

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