4 p.m. update: Tropical Storm Karl is still rotating over the Bay of Campeche in the southwest Gulf of Mexico with winds 60 mph, Channel 9 chief certified meteorologist Tom Terry said.
The intensity of the storm was verified on Wednesday afternoon by a hurricane hunters mission.
The system is not moving much now, but will get a nudge south toward Mexico by the weekend.
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Tropical Storm #Karl continues to sit and spin over the SW Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Bay of Campeche, with winds of 60mph. Aircraft have verified this intensity today, and with light steering winds, the system will only slowly moving south toward the coast of Mexico. pic.twitter.com/1obcTzQ2Yq— Tom Terry (@TTerryWFTV) October 12, 2022
The storm is not forecast to have an impact on Florida.
Here in Central Florida, rain has returned as of Wednesday afternoon and will continue through Thursday.
Some areas could get more than 2 inches of rain, but most of the region should expect 1 to 2 inches, Terry said.\
After 2 dry weeks after #Ian, a weak front south of us, and another cold front and storm system to our west, our rain and storm coverage is returning now through Thursday. Locally 1-2" of rain is expected, and I'm updating the timing live on @WFTV at 4pm. pic.twitter.com/2nf3cFJfhh— Tom Terry (@TTerryWFTV) October 12, 2022
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Tropical Storm Karl is forecast to make landfall in Mexico this weekend.
Channel 9 meteorologist Rusty McCranie said the storm is forecast to push south over the next couple of days.
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He said Karl could bring up to 12 inches of rain to Veracruz, where flash flooding with mudslides is possible.
The storm is no threat to Florida.
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11am Wednesday Karl update: Karl continues to slowly meander in the SW Gulf. It is forecast to be pushed south over the next couple of days and head into Mexico by this weekend. Karl could bring up to 12 inches of rain to Veracruz where flash flooding with mudslides is possible. pic.twitter.com/YzoBdIVapb— Rusty McCranie (@RMcCranieWFTV) October 12, 2022
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