October 24th, 2011
12:28 AM ET

Tropical Storm Rina forms near Honduras, Nicaragua

A tropical depression in the western Caribbean Sea strengthened into Tropical Storm Rina on Sunday night, dumping heavy rain on northeastern Honduras.

As of 11 p.m. ET, Rina was about 115 miles (190 kilometers) northeast of the eastern tip of the Honduran/Nicaraguan border, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was also about 210 miles (340 kilometers) south-southwest of Grand Cayman.

Rina packed maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was moving north-northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).

"The center of Rina is expected to pass north of the northeastern coast of Honduras during the next couple of days," the hurricane center said late Sunday night.

Rina is expected to drop a total of 2 to 4 inches of rain over eastern Honduras, with isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches possible in some spots, according to the center. The rainfall could cause "flash flooding and mudslides over mountainous terrain."

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  1. Philip

    I believe I will become a priest.Thats the life for me, fancy dresses ,all the free wine, hot alterboys, secrects, naughty nuns,and the list goes on and on.I could have the body of Christ in my mouth every day,and they would call me Father Philip Eugene Douglas!

    October 24, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    I would then run for the office of the pope!Pope Philip Eugene Douglas the first

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  3. Mmmmm

    Why would one choose to stay in such a hateful, dark, lonely place to scoff and utter evil things.? It is not better to sit quietly in church and focus on Jesus in the tabernacle...1 hour a day...

    October 24, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hedonistic

    Practice what you preach, Mmmmmm!

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