Tropical Storm Emily's Path Shifts Closer to Florida

Here's the good news: as of right now, we only have a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday, which is less than today's 50 percent chance. Here's the bad news: Tropical Storm Emily's path is inching ever closer toward Florida and continues to threaten your beach time.


The latest path puts Emily passing by Florida's east coast early Saturday morning. As of right now, the storm is predicted to stay about 125 miles to the east of Miami, before moving up the coast and coming within 100 miles of West Palm Beach.

Though the system is expected to weaken somewhat as it passes through the Dominican Republican and Haiti in the next 24 hours, forecasters say it may strengthen once again.

The forecast also shows Emily receiving her hurricane crown well after she's off Florida's radar and off the coast of the Carolinas.

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