Tropical Storm Julia Expected to Strengthen Into a Hurricane

Caribbean Storm On Saturday afternoon, forecasters said that Julia was closing in on a number of Colombian islands and moving swiftly toward Nicaragua.

As of 5 p.m. on Saturday, the storm, which is forecast to intensify into a hurricane later that day,

was located about 55 miles south of the Colombian island of Isla de San Andrés and had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

The storm was located around 175 miles east-northeast of Bluefields, a town on Nicaragua's east coast.

The islands of Providencia, San Andrés, and Santa Catalina were under a hurricane warning from the government of Colombia, as were other areas of Nicaragua.

Find an For the whole Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras, tropical storm advisories were in force.that draws you in.

The whole coast of El Salvador was under a tropical storm watch.

The storm conditions that are forecast within 36 to 48 hours are the subject of the warnings.