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Tropical Storm Earl forms in the Caribbean

Posted at 11:46 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 17:33:01-04

Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean and will track westward toward the Yucatan Peninsula/Belize coastline by Wednesday night.

Some strengthening of the system is expected as it moves into very warm waters in the Gulf of Honduras. Winds aloft are light making for favorable upper level winds for strengthening. 

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Punta Allen Mexico southward to Belize's border with Guatemala. Tropical Storm Warnings are also in effect for the same area and the coast of Honduras.

The biggest impacts are expected south of Cancun. The storm may enter the Gulf over the Bay of Campeche by Friday morning with a second landfall possible Friday night near Veracruz.

The storm will have NO impacts on Florida.