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Tropical Storm Franklin Gains Strength in Caribbean, Expected to Hit Mexico by Tuesday

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    TS Franklin Moving Closer to Mexico

    NBC 6's Angie Lassman has the latest advisory as the storm is expected to make landfall Monday night. (Published Monday, Aug. 7, 2017)

    Tropical Storm Franklin gained strength overnight as it continues a projected path toward Mexico, as it could be near hurricane strength when it hits.

    The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported at 5 a.m. that Franklin's top winds already strengthened to 45 mph in the northwestern Caribbean, where it's moving west-northwest at 13 mph off the coast of Honduras.

    It was expected to hold that course, making landfall at the Yucatan Monday evening, then crossing over the Gulf Tuesday on a path to central Mexico. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen, and with tropical-storm-force winds extending up to 140 miles from the center, Belize could feel the effects by late afternoon.

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