Tropical Storm Paloma Strengthens

Storm could become a hurricane

Thursday, Nov 6, 2008  |  Updated 10:12 AM CDT
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Tropical Storm Paloma Strengthens

Tropical storm Paloma could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday.

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Paloma off the coast of Nicaragua has winds reaching 45 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami shows the storm could make landfall over Cuba as a hurricane.

The track shows it could weaken and continue toward the Bahamas.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for parts of Honduras and Nicaragua, and several inches of rain are expected in those countries.

Forecasters say the storm is centered about 75 miles east-northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua-Honduras border and may also hit the Cayman Islands.

Paloma is moving toward the north-northwest at about 7 mph.

It is expected to gradually turn toward the north, then to the northeast toward Cuba.

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