After making landfall Friday evening near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border, Tropical Storm Bonnie continued eastward and emerged into the Pacific Ocean Saturday.
Due to the proximity to land, the storm will continue to bring heavy rain and tropical storm conditions to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for the coast of Nicaragua and northwestern Costa Rica.
The tropical storm brought wind gusts over 50 mph and the chance for life-threatening mudslides as it made landfall.
Tropical Storm Bonnie will continue to move eastward in the Pacific, and the National Hurricane Center expects Bonnie to strengthen and become a hurricane by Tuesday.
FOX Weather Meteorologist Greg Diamond says that Bonnie is only the second storm to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific and keep its name since rules changed in 2000 that allowed storms to do so.
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