Emily Update – System Moving Away From The United States
Tropical Depression Emily has pushed off the east coast of Florida and out into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm has weakened significantly, with maximum sustained winds of near 30 mph. Emily is expected to stay a depression as it moves away from the Southeast with minimal additional affects on Florida.
Emily is expected to remain ahead of a cold front today into Wednesday, which could allow for some slight strengthening in the Atlantic. Upper level winds are expected to increase over the storm throughout the week, which will result in Emily becoming an extratropical or a post-tropical remnant low by 36-48 hours.
Emily made landfall Monday morning near Anna Maria Island, south of Tampa Bay. The storm brought heavy rainfall with squalls circulating around the center. Totals were above 4 inches in some areas of West Central Florida.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels