Franklin has strengthened and became the first named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Season.

The hurricane was upgraded from a tropical storm on Wednesday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center expects that it will make landfall in eastern Mexico overnight, bringing as much as 15 inches of rain, possible flash floods and mudslides, as well as a 4- to 6-foot storm surge.

A hurricane warning is now in effect for Mexico's coast from Veracruz north to Cabo Rojo.