Tropical Storm Franklin forms in Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Franklin formed late Sunday night in the Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, Franklin was moving west-northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

"This does not pose a threat to South Florida," Local 10 News certified meteorologist Luke Dorris said. "But it is going to be going through parts of the Caribbean."  

A tropical storm warning has been issued in Mexico from Chetumal northward and around the Yucatan Peninsula to Campeche.

In Belize, a tropical storm watch has been issued from Belize City northward.

Rainfall of about three to six inches are expected with this system, with isolated amounts of rain that could reach a foot through Wednesday.

These rains could produce flash floods, the National Hurricane Center said. 

Be sure to download the Local 10 Hurricane Survival Guide to keep you safe before, during and after a storm. 

Remember to stay up to date on the all the latest storm news by downloading the Max Tracker app for iOS and ANDROID.

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