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Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall near Mexico

Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula. (Source: National Hurricane Center) Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

(RNN) - After forming late Sunday, Tropical Storm Franklin has made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The National Hurricane Center issued an update statement around 11 p.m. CT, saying that Franklin had made landfall near Pulticub, Mexico.

Franklin is located 15 miles south-southwest of Punta Herrero, Mexico and 25 miles north-northeast of Puerto Costa Maya. Mexico. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving west-northwest at 14 mph.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Puerto de Veracruz northward to Rio Panuco and tropical storm warnings are in effect for Campeche to Sabancuy and Belize City northward to the Belize/Mexico border.

Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to keep moving in the same direction over the next couple of days, with forecasters predicting it will move across the Yucatan Peninsula Monday night and Tuesday.

The storm will emerge over the Bay of Campeche late Tuesday, forecasters say, continuing westward to make landfall again on the mainland of Mexico by Thursday.

Weakening is expected while the storm moves across land, but once out on water, it will re-strengthen Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

Heavy rainfall from the storm may cause life-threatening flash flooding across the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize.

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