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Miami, Florida — Tropical Storm Franklin has brought heavy rain and winds to parts of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, as it heads toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

According to an NHC forecast at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, the storm was 255 miles south of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving slowly at 3 mph.

The system is expected to head north on Tuesday and continue in this direction until Wednesday.

The Franklin Center is expected to make landfall somewhere in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and could strengthen a bit more as it advances through Atlantic waters.

Current notifications, hours and warnings

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for:

  • Dominican Republic: the entire southern coast, from the border with Haiti in the east, to Sauna Island.
  • Haiti: the entire southern coast, from Anse Dhinau east to the border with the Dominican Republic.

Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • The entire northern and eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, from the border with Haiti, east and south, as far as Sauna Island.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands.

According to the NHC, Franklin will fall between 2 to 4 inches of rain, with amounts up to 6 inches, in Puerto Rico. and between 5 and 10 inches, with isolates of 15 inches, in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

This is how the hurricane season goes in the Atlantic

The current Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and ends on November 30. There will be an average number of hurricanes, with at least 12 named storms, of which five to nine will become hurricanes, and at least one could be a major hurricane.

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Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2023 season, formed in early June. It disappeared after two days and never made landfall.

Tropical Storm Bret, the second of the season, formed on June 22, bringing heavy rains to the Caribbean.

Tropical Storm Emily formed on Sunday, August 20 over the Atlantic Ocean but quickly became a remnant.

In 2022, there were 14 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean, nine of which reached hurricane status, including the devastating Hurricane Ian.

It can leave heavy rain in Puerto Rico.

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