Gulf of Mexico Sea-Surface Temperatures Add More Concern (credit: WFTV Meteorologist Irene Sans)
DISCUSSION: As a recently strengthened Tropical Storm Franklin continues to make its final approach towards the eastern Yucatan Peninsula located in far eastern Mexico, there still remain to be some concerns about what lies ahead with respect to the future intensity of Tropical Storm Franklin. As discussed in the brief video briefing above (courtesy of Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz), there are still some legitimate concerns for the possibility of a more intense center of circulation of Franklin (i.e., a more intense tropical cyclone than is currently being forecast) to impact eastern mainland Mexico within the next 48 to 60 hours from now. As discussed in more detail in the short video briefing attached above, this is predominantly due to the anomalously warm sea-surface temperatures in place as "perfectly placed fuel" for this tropical storm upon it re-emerging over the eastern Bay of Campeche later tomorrow night. To learn more about this evolving situation, be sure to watch the brief video discussion above!
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