Tropical storm Emily forms in eastern Gulf

One can never trust a cold front draping itself across the very warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season. They can sometimes lead to development and as we have seen this morning, it can happen quickly.

The NHC is issuing advisories on TS Emily, a small but fairly well defined storm just off the coast of Tampa and vicinity. The biggest impact will be from heavy rains and some minor wind issues and maybe a rise in water levels along the surge-prone coastline of western Florida.

I have posted a video discussion with the latest concerning Emily. Check it out via the YouTube link below:

M. Sudduth 10:15 AM ET July 31

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Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com. The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, premium.hurricanetrack.com. I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.
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