High pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to prevent Franklin from hitting the U.S, but surf, rip currents, and possibly some minor coastal flooding should affect Texas on Wednesday and Thursday, according to The Weather Channel.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal districts, as potential cyclone 7 could become named storm Franklin before it makes landfall late Monday.
The Atlantic hurricane season has now witnessed six tropical storm formations, thanks to the formation of tropical storm Franklin in the western Caribbean yesterday.
From there it will move back out over the Bay of Campeche and will likely restrengthen before a second landfall in eastern Mexico.
While it should remain well to the south of the border, Brady said the Rio GrandeValley is expected to feel the brush of the storm in the form of rain and lower temperatures. Tropical storm WARNING + hurricane WATCH for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula. tropical storm WATCH for upper coastal Belize including Belize City. only four other years have had 4 tropical storms by August 6th - 1936, 1959, 2005 & 2012 (according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach).
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Tropical Storm Franklin is brewing near the Yucatan Peninsula and threatens to strike Mexico twice this week.
Franklin could also bring rainfall of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts of around 12 inches, that could produce life-threatening flash floods through the peninsula until Wednesday, it warned.
"Franklin will at least graze the northern coast of Honduras through Monday morning before hitting the Yucatan", according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio. Franklin was moving toward the west-northwest near 14 miles per hour (22 kph) and the National Hurricane Center expects a west-northwestward to westward motion over the next couple of days.
Spaghetti models are in general agreement that the Invest 99L's projected path will move in a west-northwestward direction towards the southeastern United States through Sunday.
Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall early Tuesday on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dumping heavy rain and gusty winds.