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Tropical Storm Emily Forms In The Caribbean

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(Source: CBS) Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Caribbean at 8 PM Monday. The initial 5 day forecast places Florida in the risk area.

(Source: CBS) Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Caribbean at 8 PM Monday. The initial 5 day forecast places Florida in the risk area.

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MIAMI (CBS4) – The fifth named storm has formed in the Caribbean, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 11 p.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Emily was located 290 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico registering winds of 40 miles per hour and moving to the west at 17 mph.

The Government of France has issued a tropical storm warning for the islands of Guadeloupe, Desirade, Les Saintes, and Marie Galante.

Tropical storm warnings are also in effect for the Dominican Republic,  Puerto Rico and the islands of Vieques and Culebra.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, Monstserrat and Antigua. A watch was also issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Haiti.

The NHC has the forecast cone of the storm over South Florida sometime around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Click Here for CBS4’s tropics page and more information about Tropical Storm Emily.

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