Publication Date November 22, 2016 | The Weather Channel

Tropical Storm Otto Nears Hurricane Strength; Forecast to Make Very Rare Thanksgiving Hurricane Central America Landfall

Atlantic Ocean
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Image: The Weather Channel

Otto is near hurricane strength in the Caribbean Sea.

Otto will landfall in either Nicaragua or Costa Rica as a hurricane on Thanksgiving Day.

Heavy rain, flooding and mudslides are the greatest concerns for Central America.

This could be a record latest-in-season hurricane landfall in Nicaragua.

Otto could be the first hurricane landfall in 174 years of records in Costa Rica.