Tropical Storm Emily Forms In Gulf of Mexico, Emily Projected To Impact Space Coast
By WFTV // July 31, 2017
Expected To Reach Brevard around 2 a.m., Tuesday
SPACE COAST DAILY WEATHER TV: Alan Zlotorzynski is with Meteorologist John Pendergast of the National Weather Service in Melbourne to bring you up to date on potential severe weather in Brevard County.
(WFTV) – Tropical Depression 6 formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Emily several hours later, according to certified WFTV meteorologist Brian Shields.
The system will bring lots of rain to Central Florida this week, Shields said, adding that it will move across the region and South Florida on Monday and Tuesday.
“Over the next two days, some spots will see over 4 inches of rain. Localized flooding is possible,” Shields said.
The storm was classified as a Tropical Depression by the National Hurricane Center shortly before 5:30 a.m.
It became a tropical storm by 7:45 a.m.
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NEW: It is now Tropical Storm Emily – just named! pic.twitter.com/zCovOZhaMF
— Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) July 31, 2017