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Tropical Storm Grace is here. Here’s what to expect

Tropical Storm Grace has strengthened, as it prepares to create mudslides and flooding

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A resident crosses a flooded street after Tropical Storm Grace swept over Trou Mahot, Haiti.

A resident crosses a flooded street the morning after Tropical Storm Grace swept over Trou Mahot, Haiti, on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, three days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

Matias Delacroix, Associated Press

The storm Grace has strengthened into a tropical storm overnight as it makes its way toward Jamaica — and harmful conditions could hit nearby countries soon.

What is Tropical Storm Grace?

Tropical Storm Grace has been surging near the Caribbean in recent days. The storm recently passed over Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula, bringing some heavy rain, which led to flooding and mudslides to the area, per CNN.

  • Haiti was recently hit with a massive earthquake, which killed more than 1,200 people, according to CBS News.
  • Officials are worried that Tropical Storm Grace will bring more devastation to the area and stall recovery for the island nation.

Will Tropical Storm Grace hit the U.S.?

Right now, Tropical Storm Grace is tracking to slam into Mexico. In fact, the current track shows the storm hitting the middle of the nation, including Guadalajara and Mexico City, according to CNN.

  • Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has already issued a hurricane watch for the area, per Weather.com.
  • Many northwest Caribbean islands have issued tropical storm watches and warnings as the storm continues to circle those nations.

What happened with Tropical Storm Fred?

On Monday, Tropical Storm Fred hit Florida, according to the Deseret News. The storm made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, bringing flooding rains and strong winds. There were even some tornadoes from the storm.

Alabama, Georgia, parts of the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic region expect to see some rain and possible flooding through Monday night, too, according to The Weather Channel.