Tropical Storm Franklin Forms in Caribbean

Aug 7, 2017

Tropical Storm Franklin formed Sunday evening in the western Caribbean. Although Meteorologist Jeff Huffman says the season’s sixth named storm is no threat to Florida, he’s also watching another system in the Atlantic.

“Franklin is likely to cross the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, and could make a second landfall as a hurricane in northeast Mexico midweek. In the central Atlantic, a tropical wave - referred to now as Invest 99 - is unlikely to develop in the next five days. However, it will have a potential to develop about a week from now in the western Atlantic”, said Huffman.

Huffman says the weather across the state this week will be quite normal by August standards; plenty of heat with afternoon sea breeze thunderstorms.