Tropical Storm Emily forms in Atlantic; path points toward Florida
MIAMI (AP) – The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Emily has formed southeast of Puerto Rico, and warnings have been issued for several islands in the Caribbean.
Forecasters said the storm was about 350 miles (563.24 kilometers) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west at 17 mph (27.36 kph).
The weather service said a tropical storm warning was in effect for Puerto Rico and the islands of Vieques and Culebra. The government of France issued a tropical storm warning for the islands of Guadeloupe, Desirade, Les Saints and Marie Galante. The government of Barbados issued a tropical storm warning for St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua.
Tropical storm watches were in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Haiti.