By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 21 — Tropical Storm Richard formed on Thursday and is now 380 kilometers south-southeast of Grand Cayman and 320 kilometers east-northeast from Cabo Gracias a Dios, on the Honduras-Nicaraguan border, reported the Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET) at 6:00 p.m. EST on Thursday.
The Cuban weather experts projection cone for Richard sees the storm moving in the southwestern Caribbean en route to a landing in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.
Presently they say the center of the storm is moving at barely 6 kph (4 mph) in a south-southeast direction.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center has put out a tropical storm watch for the northeastern coast of Honduras. The NHC sees TS Richard becoming a hurricane by Saturday.
The next report from INSMET is forthcoming at midnight EST.