Emily Developed Quickly, Made Landfall as a Tropical Storm in Florida, and Now is Out to Sea in the Atlantic Ocean
Emily moved ashore as a tropical storm along central Florida’s Gulf Coast Monday morning.
Other than a few reports of damage, Emily primarily produced soaking rain in parts of central and South Florida.
Emily is now over the Atlantic Ocean and will have no further impact in the U.S.
Emily developed from a small area of low pressure along a washed-out front.
What was once Tropical Storm Emily has now left Florida behind after a whirlwind landfall Monday featuring heavy rain and some local wind damage.
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Emily is currently a tropical depression over the Atlantic Ocean and will continue to track well off the Southeast U.S. coast, weakening to a remnant low by Wednesday.
Some pockets of locally heavy rain are possible across the southern Florida Peninsula, the Florida Keys, and northwest Bahamas Tuesday, but less widespread than we’ve seen the past few days.
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In East Naples, wind gusts up to 30 mph damaged a roof at a construction site Monday afternoon. Debris from the roof caused damage to a pickup truck, though no injuries were reported.
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Winds damaged the roof of a mobile home south of Bradenton late Monday morning. Gusts close to 60 mph prompted a closure of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge linking St. Petersburg to Manatee County.
Early Monday morning at the Outrigger Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach, a section of a roof was blown off one building and landed on another one. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
A spotter in Hillsborough County near Valrico measured over 8 inches of rain as of 1 p.m. EDT Monday. Street flooding prompted a closure of a stretch of Ninth Street, according to the spotter