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Tropical Storm Franklin forms; threatens northern Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as it inches closer towards the Yucatan peninsula, threatening northern Belize.

Franklin is located about 100 miles north of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border. It packs winds of up to 40mph and is moving west northwest at 13mph with a minimum central pressure of 1006mb.

A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Campeche, and Tropical Storm watch is in effect for Belize City to the border with Mexico.

On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will pass north of Honduras tonight and early Monday, then approach the east coast of the Yucatan
peninsula on Monday afternoon. The system is forecast to move
across the Yucatan Peninsula Monday night and Tuesday.

Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts of around 12 inches, are possible in Belize through Wednesday. These rains could produce
life-threatening flash floods.

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