Franklin expected to become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane prior to 2nd Mexican landfall

Franklin came ashore over Mexico’s southern Yucatan as a 60 mph tropical storm, weakened over land but brought significant rainfall as you would expect. Now that he’s back over water and warmer water than before, he’s re-strengthening and expected to become the season’s first hurricane prior to a secondary Mexico landfall.

Water temps near 90F remain just ahead of Franklin as of this writing.

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Sustained winds now just 4 mph off hurricane status now with pressure falling through the 980s Mb.

Current visible and infrared shows a healthier, better organised system at the end of the loop.

Impacts on Yucatan

The NHC has Franklin becoming a hurricane today.

Models are agree on a landfall south of Tampico and north of Veracruz.

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Hurricane warnings now in effect.


The majority of the models bring Franklin ashore as a Cat 1.

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GFS forecast

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