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Tropical Storm Franklin strengthening

Tropical Storm Franklin strengthening

By very early Tuesday morning Franklin will be making landfall with the eastern shores of the Yucatan Peninsula for its first landfall. There is an outside shot that Franklin could strengthen rapidly to a hurricane prior to landfall tonight'.

A tropical storm warning is also in effect for coastal Mexico from Chetumal to Campeche, according to the National Hurricane Center. This does not include CancĂșn or Cozumel. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Mexican Coast from Chetumal to Punta Allen. Further weakening is expected as the center moves over land today. Tropical Storm Franklin will head through the Yucatan Peninsula and then the path puts it back out on the Gulf of Mexico towards Mexico's main east coast. Hurricane drive winds reached out up to 140 miles (220 kilometers) from the inside. As for the rest of the week, the chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase again by Thursday afternoon and especially Friday as the atmosphere moistens up once more.

Mexican authorities made preparations for the storm on Monday and set up shelters, cleared storm drains, closed airports and evacuated low-lying areas on the Caribbean coast, according to ABC News.

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"Some slow development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves generally west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic at about 15 miles per hour", the NHC reported. Franklin also threatened to bring flash floods and mudslides in mountainous central Mexico. The visible-light image, captured by the MODIS instrument aboard Aqua, showed Franklin's western quadrant over the Yucatan Peninsula as Franklin's center remained over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

Tourists visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya region should expect several inches of rain, some coastal flooding and unsafe rip currents into Tuesday. On the current track, Franklin will move across the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday and will gather strength as it moves over the Bay of Campeche.

High pressure in the southern USA should remain strong enough that Franklin will not directly affect the U.S.


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