Karl has now emerged into the Bay of Campeche and really lost no strength during its passage over the Yucatan Peninsula. Karl has maximum winds this morning of 50 mph. Environmental conditions are very favorable for strengthening and it seems likely that Karl will be a hurricane within the next 24 to 30 hours and will make landfall on mainland Mexico south of Tampico as a upper end Category 1 or perhaps a low end Category 2 hurricane late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Karl poses no threat to the Texas coast or the rest of the US Gulf coast.