It may weaken to winds of 35 mph per year, but chronic tropical depression is still expected to bring more than 3 feet of rain in some areas.
An additional 30 inches of rainfall is possible for Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, and another 20 inches for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and parts of southeastern Mexico.
The storm weakened quickly and plunged into a tropical depression by Wednesday evening. According to CNN meteorologist Derek van Dam, it is expected to recede further until Thursday night, when its remains enter the Gulf of Honduras and travel toward the Caribbean Sea.
According to the National Hurricane Center, it is expected to strengthen into a tropical cyclone again every year before entering western Cuba on Saturday night and then into the Florida Strait until Sunday afternoon.
There is still a lot of uncertainty as to whether the U.S. will reach the coast each year, but it is likely to bring heavy rain, deadly flash floods, river floods and landslides, Van Dam said.