Ernesto Strengthens, Expected To Become A Hurricane By Tonight - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Ernesto Strengthens, Expected To Become A Hurricane By Tonight

(NWS) - The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal northward to Punta Allen, and has issued a tropical storm warning from north of Punta Allen to Tulum.

The government of Mexico has also issued a tropical storm watch from north of Tulum to Cancun.

The government of Belize has issued a hurricane watch for the entire coast of Belize.

The government of the Cayman Islands has discontinued the tropical storm watch for Grand Cayman.

Here's a summary of watches and warnings in effect:

A hurricane warning is in effect for Chetumal to Punta Allen on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the entire coast of Belize.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward to Punta Sal, including the Bay Islands north of Punta Allen to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Honduras from west of Punta Sal to the Honduras/Guatemala border north of Tulum to Cancun on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

According to NWS, a hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

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