As of 7:00 am Earl is maintaining tropical storm strength.
The center of the storm is approaching the coast of the southern Bay of Campeche
A tropical storm warning is in effect for Ciudad del Carmen westward to Laguna Verde, Mexico.
The center of Tropical Storm Earl is now about 175 miles ESE of Veracruz, Mexico and about 65 miles ENE of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico…near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 93.5 West. Earl is moving toward the west/northwest at about 12mph, and this general motion is expected to continue during the next day or two. On this track, Earl will be moving near the coast along the extreme southern Bay of Campeche today, then tracking towards the southeastern mainland on Mexico on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40mph.
Earl could drop as much as 8 to 12 inches of rain over portions of Belize, Guatemala and the Mexican states of Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Veracruz through Friday morning. Some isolated spots could get as much as 18 inches of rain.