On Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Franklin formed over the Bay of Campeche before making landfall late Wednesday night and rapidly weakening this morning. The formation date of August 9th was just one day shy of the average formation date of the Atlantic season’s first hurricane. The season’s first hurricane brought several inches of rainfall and sustained winds as high as 85 mph to portions of eastern Mexico. Looking forward, there is a slight chance that Franklin’s remains regenerate over the eastern Pacific.
Back in the Atlantic, Invest 99L continues to fight despite slim development chances. On Thursday afternoon, the disturbance was located a few hundred miles northeast of the Lesser Antilles. It will have a window this weekend as wind shear in its path begins to decrease. Recent runs of both the GFS & ECMWF have low expectations for Invest 99L, keeping it an open wave as it moves NNE of the Bahamas by Sunday evening.