TS Karl forms in Caribbean Sea

MIAMI, FL (WLOX & AP) - Tropical Storm Karl has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, heading on a path that's expected to take it over the Yucatan Peninsula.

Forecasters say the storm has maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (65 kph) and is located about 270 miles (435 kph) east of Chetumal, Mexico.   The storm is expected to reach a higher intensity over the next 12 to 24 hours and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Karl is moving west-northwest at 15 mph (24 kph). Mexico's government has issued a tropical storm warning for the peninsula from Chetumal northward to Cabo Catoche. Parts of Belize are under a tropical storm watch.

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