"Maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts".
On Sunday, the National Hurricane Center issued its first advisory for Tropical Storm Franklin. There is an outside shot that Franklin could strengthen rapidly to a hurricane prior to landfall tonight.
The forecast from Colorado State has increased by 1 tropical storm, giving them a seasonal total forecast of 16 named tropical storms, 8 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
Heavy rain and flash flooding are possible over the Yucatan Peninsula and southeastern Mexico this week. Tropical storm force winds extend about 140 miles from Franklin's center.
During this time, localized flooding downpours will also target the northern Central American countries.
Tropical storm warnings begin in Belize City in Belize and curve around the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to Campeche on its western side.
Along with winds at nearly hurricane speed, the tropical storm will potentially bring 10-foot waves to Mexico's Caribbean coast before moving down to the country's Gulf of Mexico, and then to eastern Mexico-potentially developing into a hurricane before it strikes the country a second time.
The National Weather Center advises that water levels could rise as much as two feet above normal tide levels along the eastern Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday morning.
"After the system crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, it is expected to move across the Bay of Campeche by midweek where additional development is expected", NHC officials said.
High pressure in the southern USA should remain strong enough that Franklin will not directly affect the U.S. Some models have developed this system and bring a tropical risk to the east coast of the United States so we here at Firsthand Weather will be watching this system closely. About 80 percent of all hurricanes in the Atlantic have developed from August through October.
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