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Emily Now a Tropical Depression

31 Jul 2017, 3:06 pm

Emily is now a tropical depression.

The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm from a tropical storm to a tropical depression Monday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds at the time of being named a tropical depression were 35 miles per hour and the storm was moving east-northeast at 12 mph.

The NHC expects Emily to regain strength after moving into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday morning.

Track of Emily (Photo: National Hurricane Center)

Emily made landfall as a tropical storm Monday morning at 10:45 a.m. EDT.

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for 31 counties as the storm approached the state.

Heavy rain is still expected for parts of central and south Florida throughout the rest of the day Monday.

Stay with WeatherNation for all of the latest on this storm.

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