Earl Makes Landfall, Downgraded to Tropical Storm | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Earl Makes Landfall, Downgraded to Tropical Storm

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    Hurricane Earl made landfall near Belize City early Thursday morning as a Category 1 storm before weakening to a Tropical Storm. (Published Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016)

    Hurricane Earl made landfall near Belize City early Thursday morning as a Category 1 storm before weakening to a Tropical Storm.

    Winds were about 80 mph at 7 a.m. U.S. Central time. The biggest threat in the coming days for Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula will be flash flooding and mudslides.

    Earl is forecast to be downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday night or Friday morning.

    The good news— there are no other tropical systems in the Atlantic.

    In the Pacific, Tropical storm Ivette continues to move west. Ivette may strengthen into a hurricane by Friday, but will then weaken in cooler waters before reaching Hawaii.