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First Atlantic Hurricane Of 2017

Franklin has continued to intensify throughout the day and has become the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Season. Hurricane Franklin has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, and will move west towards the coast of Mexico overnight. Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Warnings have been issued for parts of eastern Mexico.

Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center (NHC)

Significant flooding, dangerous storm surge, and strong winds are the primary impacts for Mexico overnight into tomorrow. Mountainous regions of Mexico may see upwards of 15-20″ of rainfall, which may lead to dangerous mudslides and flash flooding. Coastal regions will see strong winds exceeding 70 mph as Franklin makes landfall tonight.

NAM Forecast Rainfall Totals Through End Of Week

NAM Forecast Surface Winds This Evening

Franklin will not directly impact the United States, but southern parts of Texas may see increased wave activity and rip currents through Thursday.