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Tropical cyclone 15 forecast to develop into Category 1 Hurricane Lisa bound for Belize

Costa Maya, Q.R. — A system near Bermuda, currently tropical cyclone 15, is forecast to become Hurricane Lisa in coming days. The disturbance became better organized late Sunday and is expected to develop into a Category 1 hurricane by early Wednesday.

At the moment, the NOAA has the system moving toward Belize. Forecasters say Hurricane Lisa will likely form early Wednesday and hit Belize as a Category 1 Wednesday afternoon.

While the system is not currently forecast to affect the coastal areas of Mexico, some outer bands of the storm could effect several southern regions of the state with rain.

Protección Civil Cancún and Solidaridad have issued notices that potential Hurricane Lisa will not effect these municipalities, however, the National Hurricane Centre warns that areas of Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico should monitor the system’s progress.

As of 5 a.m. EDT Monday, the tropical system was located 160 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.