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Iota weakens to tropical depression after bringing flash flooding, landslides, storm surge to Central America

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 10:57:24-05

Iota has dissipated over Central America.

The remnants will continue moving west Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts.

A broad area of low pressure could form in a day or so over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur during the next several days while the system moves slowly west to WSW across the southwestern Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

A non-tropical area of low pressure could form between the Bahamas and Bermuda by early next week. The system could gradually develop subtropical characteristics through the middle of next week while it moves NE.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

Update as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 18:

Location: 13.8 N 89.5 W

Moving: WSW at 12 mph

Max sustained winds: 30 mph

Max pressure: 1006 mb

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