Tropical Storm Emily forms SE of Puerto Rico

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Emily has formed southeast of Puerto Rico, and warnings have been issued for several islands in the Caribbean.

Forecasters said the storm was about 350 miles (563.24 kilometers) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west at 17 mph (27.36 kph).

The weather service said a tropical storm warning was in effect for Puerto Rico and the islands of Vieques and Culebra. The government of France issued a tropical storm warning for the
islands of Guadeloupe, Desirade, Les Saints and Marie Galante. The government of Barbados issued a tropical storm warning for St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua.

[Track the storm with the Interactive Hurricane Tracker]

Also, Emily is forecast to become a category one hurricane by Friday. Still a question whether or not Emily will have any impact on our weather, but if it does, it will not be until Sunday or Monday.

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