Tropical storm Franklin to reach Riviera Maya

TRACKING THE TROPICS: Invest 90-L upgraded to potential TC 7

Franklin is the sixth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

Right now Tropical Storm Franklin continues to build and strengthen east of Mexico. TS Franklin is centered about 265 miles east of Belize City and moving WNW at 13 mph.

Franklin is forecast to continue moving to the west-northwest near over the next 48 hours.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen.

Tropical Storm Franklin may achieve hurricane status before making landfall Thursday morning along Mexico's Gulf Coast. There are maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

Franklin could also bring rainfall of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts of around 12 inches, that could produce life-threatening flash floods through the peninsula until Wednesday, it warned.




The storm is forecasted to maintain tropical storm strength as it crosses the peninsula on Tuesday.

A tropical storm warning means winds exceeding 40 mph are expected within 36 hours and that people in the affected areas should rush storm preparations to completion.

Further strengthening is expected in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico as it approaches Mexico for a second landfall.

A stalled frontal boundary is expected to drape itself across our state this week giving us scattered showers and storms.

Tropical Depression Seven has formed in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday night.

Areas from Veracruz to near Tampico could see flooding rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge from the system, AccuWeather said.

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