Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua as a Category 1 on Sunday with high-speed winds of 85 mph.
Julia reached landfall in Nicaragua around 3:14 a.m. It slammed Colombia’s San Andres island and advanced from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Saturday night.
The National Hurricane Center warned of “life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible from heavy rains over Central America and Southern Mexico through Tuesday.” These areas could also see around 8-15 inches of rain.
Other parts of Central America could see around 4-12 inches of rain.
Julia was centered about 65 miles east-northeast of the Nicaragua capital Managua, and was moving west at 15 mph Sunday, the NHC said.
There have been no reported deaths, but there have been damage reports of roofs being blown off houses and trees collapsing.
Julia is expected to head towards the coasts of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and then eventually to the Guatemalan coast, the NHC said.
The severe storm conditions are expected to slow down after passing through Nicaragua by Sunday night.