Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall in Mexico

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Mexico (AP / Accuweather) -- As of late Monday evening, the center of Tropical Storm Franklin has made landfall on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula near Pulticub, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 60 m.p.h.

Flooding rain and damaging winds are likely as Franklin impacts the Yucatan Peninsula. Rainfall amounts of 4-8 inches can be expected, especially just north of the forecast track, along with winds gusting at 60-70 mph.

Life-threatening flooding, downed trees, and power outages can all be expected in addition to significant property damage. The most widespread damage is expected to be close to the coast of southern Quintana Roo. Franklin will continue to produce flooding rain and scattered wind damage across the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula.

After this, the storm will emerge over the Bay of Campeche where it is expected to restrengthen. It is possible that Franklin could potentially reach hurricane strength before making a second landfall over mainland Mexico near Tuxpan Mexico Wednesday night or Thursday morning. This is due to anomalously warm water and very low wind shear across the region.

Damage can all be expected with the second landfall of Franklin.