Future Remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin Could be Revived in the Eastern Pacific! (Photo Credit: National Hurricane Center)
As forecasters continue to monitor Tropical Storm Franklin in the western Caribbean Sea, models are forecasting Franklin to be revived as it enters the eastern Pacific. Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane late Wednesday night in eastern Mexico. The main threats from Franklin are hurricane-force winds, and torrential rainfall. Storm surge is also a concern along the eastern coastline where waves can be up to 6 feet above normal tide level. Once Franklin makes his second landfall in Mexico, the landscape is not conducive for further development. While Franklin will not be a tropical storm by the time he reaches the Pacific, however, the National Hurricane Center in Miami is giving it a 30% chance of a tropical system developing within the next 5 days. If a tropical system were to develop, it will move into less favorable conditions and is not expected to be long-lived. As this potential system moves northwestward, high surf and rip currents might impact the west coast of Mexico and the Baja Peninsula. South of this area is another potential development area as the National Hurricane Center is predicting a 30% chance of a tropical system developing within the next 5 days. Development isn’t forecasted until later in the week, however, conditions are favorable for gradual development. Once again, this system could bring high surf and rip currents to the coastline of Mexico.
Stay tuned for more updates in the eastern Pacific Ocean here!
ⓒ 2017 Meteorologist Brandie Cantrell