Tropical Storm Emily Almost Dead But May Regroup
The low pressure trough formerly known as Tropical Storm Emily fizzled after making its way through Haiti last night. (No deaths or injuries have been reported there.) Forecaster say there's still a chance Emily could regroup into a somewhat serious storm. Effects on South Florida remain unclear, and the forecast for the weekend is pretty typical with a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday.
"This system remains disorganized but upper-level winds are expected to become a little more favorable for development on Saturday," the National Hurricane Center said this morning. "This system has a high chance... 60 percent .. of regenerating into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves toward the Northwest and Northward at 15 MPH."
Though, if the storm regroups its future path isn't certain. Some models have the storm drifting off into the Atlantic, while others have it making a westward turn into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Washington Post reports that the system could still hit Florida. (No projected paths have it making a direct hit on Miami.) Regardless, even the worse-case scenario has it hitting Florida as a thoroughly annoying (i.e. heavy rains, big waves) storm, but nothing destructive.
Meanwhile, the threat of post-Emily flooding still remains in Haiti.
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