Oct. 8, 2022: Good morning, Roatan! Rain totals overnight of half an inch were common across the island. As you can see from this morning’s 7 a.m. satellite, there is some rain approaching from the east. We will have increasing rain chances throughout the day. With 60 mph winds, Tropical Storm Julia is expected to strengthen today into a hurricane with landfall in the early morning hours tomorrow in Nicaragua.
Since the storm is farther south, our wind and rain forecasts for the storm here on the islands are lower, 3-5 inches. Some models show a little more and there will always be spots with a little more and some with a little less, so flooding in areas prone to it is still a concern, but it doesn’t look as bad as it did yesterday. Winds also look better, likely 25 mph tomorrow afternoon into Monday morning, gusting to 30 mph. Seas are forecast to be 5-7 feet Sunday afternoon into Monday morning, and improving Monday afternoon.