MIAMI (WKOW) -- Tropical Storm Karl has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, with a predicted path toward the Yucatan Peninsula.
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Karl is located about 270 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph. The storm is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical storm is expected to strengthen, and its center could be over the Yucatan as early as Wednesday.
A tropical storm warning has been issued by the Mexican government from Chetumal northward to Cabo Catoche. Parts of Belize are under a tropical storm watch.
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