(CNN) — This Monday, Tropical Storm Lisa, which until now was considered a disturbance, formed in the Caribbean. according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Maximum sustained winds are currently near 40 mph, with tropical storm-force winds extending about 100 miles from the center, according to the hurricane hunter.
The center of the storm is about 280 km south of Jamaica, where a tropical storm warning is in effect.
Lisa is forecast to gradually strengthen and likely become a hurricane.
“On the projected track, the center will pass south of Jamaica today, south of the Cayman Islands tomorrow and approach Central America on Wednesday,” the center said.
The NHC says that along the coast of Central America, particularly in Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, the system should be monitored and that more warnings or warnings are likely to be required for Tropical Storm Lisa in the coming period. years. hours.