Eye on the Tropics

Tropical Storm Karl hovering over Gulf of Mexico, nudging toward Mexico by weekend

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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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.\

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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.


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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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.