Tropical Storm Richard nearly stalls in Caribbean, but could become hurricane this weekend

Computer models from Weather Underground at 11 p.m. on Oct. 21 for the potential path of Tropical Storm Richard. Tropical Storm Richard's maximum sustained winds Thursday night are near 40 mph (65 kph). Additional strengthening is forecast for the 17th named storm of the Atlantic season. Richard is located about 240 miles (385 kilometers) south of Grand Cayman and about 190 miles (305 kilometers) east-northeast of the Nicaragua/Honduras border and is moving slowly to the southeast.

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Computer models from Weather Underground at 11 p.m. on Oct. 21 for the potential path of Tropical Storm Richard. Tropical Storm Richard's maximum sustained winds Thursday night are near 40 mph (65 kph). Additional strengthening is forecast for the 17th named storm of the Atlantic season. Richard is located about 240 miles (385 kilometers) south of Grand Cayman and about 190 miles (305 kilometers) east-northeast of the Nicaragua/Honduras border and is moving slowly to the southeast.

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Forecasters say Tropical Storm Richard has been nearly stationary in the Caribbean and little motion is expected during the day.

Richard's maximum sustained winds Friday are near 40 mph. But additional strengthening is forecast for the 17th named storm of the Atlantic season and it could become a hurricane over the weekend.

A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch have been issued for the coast of Honduras as Tropical Storm Richard approaches in the Caribbean.

The watch and warning issued Friday cover the area from the border with Nicaragua west to Limon.

Richard's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 kph). But additional strengthening is forecast for the 17th named storm of the Atlantic season and it could become a hurricane over the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical storm could dump rain on Honduras that could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

Richard is located about 150 miles (240 kilometers) east-northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua-Honduras border and is moving west near 3 mph (6 kph).

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