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Monday evening Tropics check (08/07/2017)

Franklin forecast track (11pm 08/07/2017)
Posted at 10:30 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 19:10:35-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) --  A couple of features in the Atlantic basin are being monitored:

  • Tropical Storm Franklin is forecast to directly impact the Yucatan Peninsula within the next 24 hours as a strong tropical storm or possibly a Category 1 hurricane.  The storm is moving northwest at 13 mph and contains peak sustained winds of 60 mph.  Franklin is projected to move across the Yucatan, entering the Bay of Campeche and the far southwestern Gulf of Mexico before a possible second Mexican landfall later this week.
  • A tropical wave about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles will struggle in the short-term to gain additional organization, but less dryness and decreased upper-level winds later this week may allow some strengthening of the system into a better-organized tropical cyclone.  Computer projections show the system continuing on a northwesterly track, possibly staying just north of the Greater Antilles and entering the western Atlantic Ocean by the weekend.

The remainder of the Atlantic basin is void of any imminent tropical cyclone formation for a few days.