Tropical Storm Emily Forms in Caribbean

Though initially predicted to hit South Florida as a minimal hurricane, it is too early to be certain of Emily's path

By Ryan Phillips
|  Monday, Aug 1, 2011  |  Updated 8:57 PM EDT
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Tropical Storm Emily Forms in Caribbean

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Areas under tropical storm warning are marked blue, and yellow indicates areas under tropical storm watch.

Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday night as it moved over the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Though initially predicted to hit South Florida as a minimal hurricane, it is too early to be certain of Emily's path. A more complete prediction will be possible once the storm crosses Hispanola, projected to happen Thursday.

Currently, the season's fifth named storm is approximately 350 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, producing winds of 40mph and heading west around 17 miles per hour.

Tropical storm warnings, which indicate activity is possible within 36 hours, were issued for parts of Dominica, Guadeloupe, and Puerto Rico.

Tropical storm watches, which warn of such conditions within 48 hours, were issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

The storm's forecast path takes it across the northern Caribbean through mid-week and possibly into the Bahamas by Thursday.

Keep up with the latest weather on NBCMiami's Interactive Radar page.

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