Tropical storm Earl forms in Caribbean, heads west towards Mexico Tuesday

Posted at 11:08 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 12:08:31-04

A tropical storm located in the Caribbean, just south of Jamaica is packing some very heavy rain and winds around 45 miles per hour. 

The storm was upgraded Tuesday morning after starting out as a tropical disturbance. This storm was investigated by NOAA's Hurricane Hunter recognizance aircraft.


In the video above, Meteorologist Jon Haverfield has a look at where this tropical storm will end up as it continues to move west.

If you have family or friends near the path of storm, download our Storm Shield app for Apple and Android, to set up your phone to receive alerts for the area where they are.

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