Tropical Storm Earl
Tropical Storm Earl formed Tuesday morning and was headed for Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center. It was not expected to become a hurricane. (National Hurricane Center)
The Atlantic now officially has its fifth named storm of 2016.
Tropical Storm Earl was located about 215 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman in the northwest Caribbean, according to the first advisory on the system issued by the National Hurricane Center just before 11 a.m. CDT Tuesday.
Earl was moving west at 22 mph and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.
Watches and warnings immediately went up along the coasts.
Mexico and Belize issued a tropical storm warning. Honduras also issued a tropical storm warning for its entire north coast.
A hurricane watch was issued for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Punta Allen, Mexico, southward to the Belize-Guatemala border.
Read more about Tropical Storm Earl here….