Update: Officials in Nicaragua searched for several missing people for storm as Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday.
U.S. forecasters warned that Rina could become a major hurricane by Wednesday, while officials in Nicaragua searched for a missing Navy boat, carrying 27 people aboard that had been trying to evacuate coastal residents.
Forecasters also warn that the storm will further strengthen before making landfall later this week. Readings from a reconnaissance aircraft showed the storm had 75 mph maximum sustained winds, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.As of 5 p.m. ET, Rina was centered about 195 miles southwest of Grand Cayman island and 355 miles east-southeast of Chetumal, Mexico.