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Tropical Storm Emily could form by end of day and pose threat to Florida

A storm brewing east of the Caribbean Sea is expected to become Tropical Storm Emily sometime Monday, meteorologists said.

It could also could become the 2011 Atlantic season's first hurricane, with early paths showing a trajectory pointing toward Florida.

It's too early to say what the currently unnamed storm will do for sure, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez, but there's a 90 percent chance it will develop into a tropical storm. The storm could move into the Bahamas and Caribbean Sea by the weekend.

"Beyond that point, it's tough to say because the computer models don't have an exact center yet, so they're kind of all over the place," Marquez said. "We're not going to have confidence in that until something actually forms."

August is when hurricane season typically becomes more active. The season runs through Nov. 30.

Tropical Storm Emily could form by end of day and pose threat to Florida 08/01/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 10:08am]
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