Tropical Storm Franklin Threatens Mexican Cities

Tropical Storm Franklin Threatens Mexican Cities

Tropical Storm Franklin Threatens Mexican Cities

The storm has no threat to Florida, but brings the total to six named storms in the Atlantic Tropical so far this year. The storm is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour, with a minimum central pressure of 1005 mb.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for a portion of the Yucatan Coast as Tropical Storm Franklin becomes more organized.

Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings are in effect.

After the system crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, it is expected to move across the Bay of Campeche by midweek where additional development is expected.

"On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will be near the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula by this evening", the U.S. National Hurricane Center says.

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The difference between a tropical depression, storm, or hurricane and the potential tropical cyclone is a tropical depression, storm or hurricane has a center of circulation.

Tropical Storm Franklin continues to strengthen this morning with deep convection continuing to wrap around the low-level center.

After crossing the peninsula, Franklin could re-intensify into a hurricane to deliver another blow to Mexico's east coast later this week.

An Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the tropical storm Monday afternoon. "The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean is above-normal due to the forecast for an above-average season". Servicio Meteorológico Nacional is issuing a warning that some areas in the path of the storm may involve lightening, strong wind gusts, possible hail, thunderstorms, vortices or tornadoes.

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