Tropical Storm Martin becomes 13th named storm of season. Tropical Storm Lisa strengthens

Tropical Storm Martin joined Tropical Storm Lisa in the Atlantic basin Tuesday morning, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Both are expected to become hurricanes in the near future.

Late Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Martin became the 13th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach.

The National Hurricane Center forecast Martin will become a short-lived hurricane by Wednesday night before weakening into a powerful extratropical system on Thursday. Winds are forecast to hit 85 mph within 48 hours.

Martin is almost three times larger than Lisa, with tropical-storm-force winds extending 205 miles out from the center, compared to Lisa's wind field of 70 miles from the center.

Forecasters are predicting Tropical Storm Lisa will make landfall in Belize Wednesday night, with winds and seas building ahead of the storm. Lisa is forecast to become a hurricane overnight over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and continue to intensify on Wednesday.

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If Lisa turns again and takes a more westerly course, it could reach land earlier and hit Honduras. Chances of it having time to strengthen into a hurricane in that scenario lessen, according to AccuWeather.

However, storms in the western Caribbean can intensify rapidly if the right conditions are in place.

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"As a word of caution, it is also worth noting that this storm is rather small," said  AccuWeather Meteorologist La Troy Thornton.

"With tropical systems, this often means that if and when conditions allow it to finally become better organized, a sudden burst of intensification cannot be ruled out."

It's also possible Lisa could cross into the Pacific. If it does, it will be the first time on  record a third system moves from the Atlantic into the Pacific, according to AccuWeather.

Earlier this year, Bonnie and Julia crossed into the Pacific from the Atlantic basin.

Here's the latest update from the NHC as of 11 a.m. Nov. 1:

Tropical Storm Lisa

  • Location: 320 miles east of Isla Roatan, Honduras; 704 miles south of Naples

  • Maximum wind speed: 60 mph

  • Direction:  west at 14 mph

  • Next advisory: 11 a.m.

Hurricane warning and watches, along with tropical storm warnings  have been issued for locations in Lisa's path.

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Lisa was located 320 miles east of Isla Roatan, Honduras

Lisa is moving toward the west near 14 mph. This general motion with some decrease in forward speed is forecast during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Lisa will pass south of the Cayman Islands today, move near or over the Bay Islands of Honduras early Wednesday, and approach Belize later on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph, with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

Further strengthening is expected, and Lisa is forecast to become a hurricane overnight over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and continue to intensify on Wednesday. Winds are projected to reach 90 mph within 36 hours, making it a strong Category 1 storm.

Hazards expected include:

Storm surge: A storm surge will likely raise water levels by as much as 4 to 6 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast of Belize in areas of onshore winds, with 2 to 4 feet possible within the hurricane watch area in eastern Yucatan and 1 to 3 feet for the Bay Islands of Honduras. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and damaging waves.

Wind :Hurricane conditions are expected in the Bay Islands of Honduras beginning early Wednesday and are becoming likely along the coast of Belize Wednesday afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin along the northern coast of Honduras within the tropical storm warning area tonight and in Guatemala and Yucatan on Wednesday.

Rain: Through Thursday evening, Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to produce rainfall amounts of up to 10 inches in some locations.

This rainfall could lead to flash flooding conditions primarily across Belize into northern Guatemala, the southeast portion of the Mexican state of Chiapas and the far southeast portion of the Yucatan peninsula.

Surf: Swells generated by Lisa are expected to affect Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and Central America for next day or two. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Tropical Storm Martin

  • Location: 550 miles east-northeast of Bermuda

  • Maximum wind speed: 50 mph

  • Direction:  east at 12 mph

  • Next advisory: 2 p.m.

At 11 a.m.,  the center of Tropical Storm Martin was located 550 miles east-northeast of Bermuda.

Martin is moving toward the east near 12 mph. The tropical storm is anticipated to turn toward the northeast at a faster rate of forward speed during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Martin is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night before transitioning to a powerful extratropical system on Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center.

Who is likely to be impacted?

Tropical Storm Lisa key messages 5 a.m. Nov. 1, 2022.
Tropical Storm Lisa key messages 5 a.m. Nov. 1, 2022.

Tropical Storm Lisa: Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are possible in the Bay Islands of Honduras starting early Wednesday. There is a potential for dangerous storm surge near where the core of Lisa crosses the coast of Belize.

It's too early at this time to determine if there will be any impact to the U.S. from the tropical wave.

Tropical Storm Martin: This system is not expected to impact the U.S.

Forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared.

When is the Atlantic hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

When is the peak of hurricane season?

Hurricane season's ultimate peak is Sept. 10 but the season goes through Nov. 30. Credit: NOAA
Hurricane season's ultimate peak is Sept. 10 but the season goes through Nov. 30. Credit: NOAA

Although the season has gotten off to a quiet start, the peak of the season is Sept. 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.

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This article originally appeared on Naples Daily News: NHC tracking Tropical Storm Lisa, Tropical Storm Martin