Tropical Storm Franklin forms over the Caribbean

Posted at 1:25 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 05:35:28-04

Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the northwest Caribbean Sea. TS Franklin is centered about 265 miles east of Belize City and moving WNW at 13 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will pass well north of Honduras today, then approach the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula by late afternoon. Franklin is then expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast until the center reaches the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula. Franklin could be near hurricane strength by the time landfall occurs this evening.

5:00 AM EDT Mon Aug 7

Location: 17.1°N 84.2°W

Moving: WNW at 13 mph

Min pressure: 1005 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph


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