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Tropical Storm Emily Formed Overnight Off Tampa; Watching The Tropics

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TD #6

TD #6South Florida will be stormy on Monday as Tropical Depression # 6 forms off the Tampa coast. After some passing showers in the morning, Monday will feature building clouds as storms and showers move through in the afternoon and evening. Some of those storms could be strong, with periods of heavy rain, damaging winds, and dangerous lightning. Localized flooding is possible. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s.

TD #6We’ll see passing showers and storms in spots overnight as tropical moisture continues to move in. Tuesday will be another stormy day, with passing showers and storms. Localized flooding is possible on Tuesday. Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Wednesday will bring plenty of clouds and some sun, and showers and storms will develop in the afternoon. Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees.

Look for a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, along with passing showers and storms in the afternoon. Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Friday’s forecast includes a few morning showers, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms in spots. Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

TD #6Tropical Depression # 6 formed early Monday in the Gulf about 65 miles west of Tampa. At 6 am Monday, TD # 6 was located near 27.7 North, 83.5 West, and was moving east at 8 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour. A tropical storm watch is in effect from the Anclote River to Englewood. Elsewhere in the tropics, a wave approaching the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing during the next 5 days.

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Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.