Franklin headed for the Yucatan Peninsula - Aug. 7th

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For the rest of the week we can expect highs in the low 90s and high 80s, low chances of rain but with scattered lightning storms expected inland and across the interior each day, forecasters said.

Franklin, which formed late Sunday night., was no threat to Florida and the Atlantic disturbance wasn't a threat at this point either.

A second landfall on Mexico is forecast between late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Tropical Storm Franklin could become the first hurricane in the Atlantic this season, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm WARNING + hurricane WATCH for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula. tropical storm WATCH for upper coastal Belize including Belize City. only four other years have had 4 tropical storms by August 6th - 1936, 1959, 2005 & 2012 (according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach).

The tropical storm is likely to smash into Cancun on Monday or Tuesday.

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According to The Weather Channel, heavy rainfall and winds in excess of 40 miles per hour are expected to begin impacting places like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel by Monday afternoon as Tropical Storm Franklin bears down on the region.

The near hurricane strength storm is expected to make landfall in the country's Yucatan peninsula on Monday evening, with minor coastal flooding and high surf also expected to be felt in Texas later in the week, reported. The mainly west-northwesterly track of Franklin will keep impacts confined to Mexico, so if you are going to be travelling on vacation to any location along the Yucatan Peninsula this week, you may want to hold off. The most widespread damage is expected to be close to the coast of southern Quintana Roo.

The tropical wave is forecast to move over the Bay of Campeche by mid-week.

So far, we have not had a hurricane in the Atlantic for the 2017 season.

Hurricane trackers in Sebastian and Vero Beach have been following a low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean that's moving northwest at around 15 miles per hour.