Tropical Update: Franklin makes landfall, watching Invest 99-L

Tropical Update: Franklin makes landfall, watching Invest 99-L

Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula earlier Tuesday morning, bringing gusty coastal winds and widespread heavy rainfall.

Franklin will reemerge over warm water in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday.

What remains of Franklin will steadily strengthen, likely reaching at least minimal hurricane status before making a second Mexican landfall early Thursday morning. Aside of coastal gusty winds, heavy mountain rain and mudslides will be the greatest threats posed by Tropical Storm Franklin. No impacts are expected within the United States.

Invest 99-L is located more than one thousand miles east-northeast of Puerto Rico with disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Strengthening is not expected within the next two days. There is a low risk of tropical formation within the next two to five days.

Looking just beyond that five-day period, it appears that Invest 99-L will have a chance to organize over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. We will be keeping a close eye on Invest 99-L, but as of this forecast, no local impacts are expected.

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