An area of gusty thunderstorms became a tropical depression early Monday (21 November) and then Tropical Storm Otto by midday. The storm is only a few hundred miles south of the Cayman Islands, but the National Weather Service says it poses no threat at this time.
Otto is nearly stationery (as of 4:00 p.m. Monday), but AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski says it will drift westward toward Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the next few days. A path will only become more clear and it forms a more definite circulation.
Drenching showers could lead to flooding and mudslides in affected areas of Central America.