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Tropical Storm Julia has officially formed in the Caribbean and is on track to hit Nicaragua as a hurricane by Sunday.

The storm will likely hit as a Category 1 storm, with wind speeds up to around 86 miles per hour (138 kilometres per hour), and then track westward toward parts of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and southern Mexico.

Parts of Central America will see between five to 10 inches (13-25 centimetres) of rainfall, with isolated areas receiving up to 15 in (38 cm), the National Hurricane Center warns.

“This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides through this weekend,” they add.

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