Tropical Storm Franklin forms over the Caribbean
Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the northwest Caribbean Sea. TS Franklin is centered about 265 miles east of Belize City and moving WNW at 13 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will pass well north of Honduras today, then approach the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula by late afternoon. Franklin is then expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast until the center reaches the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula. Franklin could be near hurricane strength by the time landfall occurs this evening.
5:00 AM EDT Mon Aug 7
Location: 17.1°N 84.2°W
Moving: WNW at 13 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph