Hurricane Lisa and Hurricane Martin form in the Atlantic within hours of each other

On Wednesday there were two hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic. One has since downgraded to a tropical storm.

Hurricane Lisa and Hurricane Martin formed in the Atlantic on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. This is only the third time on record that there have been two November hurricanes simultaneously in the Atlantic, according FOX Weather. The previous years were 1932 and 2001.

Lisa has now weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall in Central America.

Meanwhile, forecasters are also watching a third system that could bring rain and wind to Florida.


Lisa made landfall in Belize about 10 miles southwest of Belize City on Wednesday as a Category 1 hurricane. It has weakened back to a tropical storm.

On Thursday, Lisa is packing maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. 

The center of Lisa is expected to move across northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico. After that time, a turn to the northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected as Lisa moves over the Bay of Campeche. Additional weakening is forecast while the center remains over land, and Lisa is expected to weaken to a tropical depression on Thursday.  Lisa is not expected to re-intensify once the center reaches the Bay of Campeche.

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Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread inland during the next several hours over portions of northern Guatemala and the southern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.


Hurricane Martin is the seventh hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. 

On Thursday, Martin is located several hundred miles west-northwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. A turn to the north is expected to occur later taking Martin over the far North Atlantic. 

 Martin should continue to grow larger and slightly stronger today when it transitions into a large and powerful post-tropical cyclone. After that time, the cyclone is forecast to gradually lose strength through the weekend, but remain very large.

FOX 35 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Jayme King says Martin is not expected to be any threat to land.


The hurricane center is also watching an area of low pressure with a 30-percent chance of developing. Longer term, this could develop over the Bahamas early next week, possibly bringing wind and rain impacts to Florida during that time.

Another area of low pressure is located east-northeast of Bermuda, but for now, development chances remain low at 10-percent.

Stay with FOX 35 for the latest throughout the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30.