Looks like the East Coast is going to get some juice!
The storm could be a hurricane by Monday. Meteorologists say may see big surf but there’s little chance of the storm coming close.
By Graelyn Brashear
Tropical Storm Emily is currently beating a path across the Caribbean, and while forecasters warn that the storm could track her way up the country’s southern Atlantic coast over the weekend, meteorologists here say Emily will likely bring nothing more than big surf to the Jersey Shore.
The fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Emily is now 180 miles southeast of the Dominican Republic, bringing sustained winds of 50 miles per hour to the area, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm is expected to hit to the Dominican Republic and Haiti today, possibly dumping up to 10 inches of rain on the island of Hispanola, which is made up of both countries. But Emily will weaken as it travels northwest across the mountainous island toward Florida, forecasters say.
When it emerges south of the Bahamas Thursday, the storm could intensify as it tracks north, according to prediction models. The current forecast cone shows a likely path up Florida’s Atlantic coast starting Friday, with the possibility of an upgrade to a low-level hurricane off the Carolinas by Monday.
For the full report go here:
If you have a product or service that is a good fit for our surf community, we have opportunities for you to sponsor this blog! Download our media kit now!