Hurricane Grace makes landfall in Yucatan Peninsula: Track the storm, possible impacts

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Hurricane Grace made landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula early Thursday morning.

Grace has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, making it a Category 1 storm, according to an advisory issued at 4 a.m. from the National Hurricane Center.

The storm is expected to weaken as it passes over the Yucatan Peninsula, but it is expected to strengthen again when it moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Grace is forecast to make landfall in Mexico early Saturday morning.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the 

center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

Grace is located 25 miles southeast of Tulum, Mexico, and is moving west at 17 mph. It is forecast to continue a west to northwest movement through Friday, where it will turn slightly to a west-southwestward motion. 

Cone of uncertainty:  See the latest graphic from the NHC

Satellite imagesSee latest satellite image from NOAA, for a clearer picture of the storm’s size

Latest data on Grace

Here is the latest data on [Tropical Storm/post-tropical cylclone] Grace pulled from the National Hurricane Center’s [advisory time] advisory.

  • Location: 25 miles southeast of Tulum, Mexico
  • Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph
  • Movement: west at 17 mph
  • Pressure: 986 MB (millibars)
  • When next advisory will be released: 10 a.m. CT

Spaghetti models: Track Grace here