Tropical Storm Marco, a weak hurricane that lost its strength over the weekend, rejuvenated itself on Monday and raked western Cuba with 50 mph winds and heavy rains.
“It has refused to die,” said hurricane forecaster Max Mayfield. “It’s been out there for over a week now. Now it’s restrengthened into a tropical storm.”
Marco produced 65 mph winds at one point Monday, prompting the Cuban government to post storm warnings for the Isle of Youth and Pinar Del Rio province, before it began to lose power again.
At 7 p.m. EST, the center of the storm was located about 155 miles south of the western tip of Cuba at Cabo San Antonio, with tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 mph extending 85 miles from its center.