Tropical storm warnings issued for Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

The Atlantic hurricane season has now witnessed six tropical storm formations, thanks to the formation of tropical storm Franklin in the western Caribbean yesterday.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen. Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 is moving westward toward the Yucatan Peninsula where it will likely make landfall as a tropical storm late tomorrow.

Tropical Storm Franklin could reach hurricane strength before it slams into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dumping a massive amount of rain and pushing a unsafe storm surge into the coast late Monday or early Tuesday.

Tropical storm "Franklin" will intensify through Monday. but land interaction Monday. night/Tue.

Tropical Depression Seven has formed in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday night.

Winds just below tropical storm force - (40 miles per hour) were measured just northeast of the wave's center. The system is not well organized, but development is possible as it travels across the open Atlantic. Of those, researchers expect eight to become hurricanes and three to reach major hurricane strength (3, 4, or 5 on the Saffir/Simpson scale) with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.

Tonight we continue to see clusters of showers and storms move through on our forecast models.

Colorado State University researchers say unusually warm water in the Atlantic Ocean has them now predicting a 61 percent chance that Florida will get hit by a hurricane of some magnitude this season.

For the second time in a couple of weeks, a tropical disturbance has blossomed into a full-fledged tropical storm nearly overnight not far from the shore.

  • Joey Payne