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."FULL STORY