A man rides his motorcycle over a puddle in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. As the latest tropical disturbance advances through the area, Venezuela shuttered schools, opened shelters and restricted air and water transportation on Wednesday as President Nicolas Maduro noted that the South American country already has been struggling with recent heavy rains. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

A man rides his motorcycle over a puddle in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. As the latest tropical disturbance advances through the area, Venezuela shuttered schools, opened shelters and restricted air and water transportation on Wednesday as President Nicolas Maduro noted that the South American country already has been struggling with recent heavy rains. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Tropical Storm Bonnie, formerly Potential Tropical Storm Two, is centered 230 miles west of Bluefields, Nicaragua, in the southwest Caribbean Sea. The storm was declared a tropical storm Friday morning, and is expected to bring flooding rain and heavy winds to Central America Friday night into Saturday.

The storm brought strong rains to Venezuela on Wednesday. Photos show pedestrians walking through flooded streets in Caracas. Venezuela closed many schools and opened shelters as heavy rains had recently been plaguing the country even before the storm hit.

Watches and warnings have been issued for the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, including a hurricane watch for the southern Nicaragua coast.

The storm is expected to make landfall near the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica packing rains of 4 to 8 inches, with localized totals nearing 1 foot.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos of the storm.

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