Ian Patrick, FISM News
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Tropical Storm Grace was just south of Cuba by 2 p.m. on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. The Center projects the storm to travel towards the Yucatán Peninsula, hitting it by Thursday morning. As it travels, NHC projects that Grace will form a hurricane and hit the eastern part of the Peninsula by Thursday night.
NHC projects that Grace will move across the Peninsula and revert back to a tropical storm by the time it strikes the western region on Thursday night. It is then expected to travel across the Gulf of Mexico, where it may become a hurricane again before it strikes central Mexico.
NHC placed a hurricane warning on the eastern shore of the Yucatán Peninsula by Thursday at 8 a.m. The Center also placed a tropical storm warning on the western shore of the Peninsula by Thursday at 8 p.m.