Tropical Storm Bonnie moves across Nicaragua toward the Pacific Ocean

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Bonnie swept Nicaragua, bringing with it the threat of flooding from torrential rain, as it headed for a predicted rapid crossing into the Pacific Ocean and possible reinforcement into a hurricane.

Bonnie made landfall late Friday on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, about 75 miles south of Bluefields, the US National Hurricane Center said. Forecasters warned of the danger of significant flooding, with rains of up to 8 inches (about 20 centimeters), and even more in isolated places.