MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall in the Yucatán Peninsula late last night as a strong tropical storm. The system will continue to dump heavy rains and bring gusty winds across the peninsula before it emerges over the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
As of the latest advisory, maximum sustained winds are at 50 mph and the storm is moving WNW at 14 mph.
As the storm gets back over water, it will have another opportunity to re-strengthen.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:
Puerto de Veracruz to Rio Panuco in Mexico.
Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for:
Belize City north to the Belize Mexico Border
The coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Sabancuy
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
The coast of Mexico from Sabancuy to Puerto de Veracruz
This system is NOT a direct threat to the U.S.
In addition to Franklin, a tropical wave over the open Atlantic continues to show low potential for future development. This area of disturbed weather has a 20% chance of tropical development in the next five days as it travels WNW to the north of the Lesser Antilles.
Updates will be provided here and on our social media pages:
You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
Plus, you can get the Storm Team Forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.