Tropical Storm Wilma Strengthens

By: AP
By: AP

Wilma is still a tropical storm but forecasters do expect it to become an intense hurricane in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center reports that a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Honduras and the Cayman Islands, which is also under a hurricane watch.

At 7 a-m (C-D-T) the center of the storm was about 245 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman and about 210 miles east-northeast of Cabo Gracias A Dios on the Nicaragua-Honduras border.

Top sustained winds are near 70 miles-an-hour. If its sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour, Wilma will be upgraded to a Category One hurricane.


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