Tropical Storm Emily Is Dead


Tropical Storm Emily was declared dead by the National Hurricane Center at 5 p.m. yesterday.

What was once the cause of alarmist hurricane threats, South Florida's weekend weather forecast is now a 50/50 chance of raindrops.

The weather prophets over at the NHC had originally warned that Emily had the potential to develop into a hurricane that would have hit South Florida as early as tonight, but now the NHC says it was pretty sure Emily was going to die all along.

The NHC says one of its computer models predicted the whole way through that the storm would dissipate over the Caribbean, and "since its inception... Emily never had a particularly robust low-level circulation."

That would've been nice to say in one of the other 14 updates they did on the storm approaching Florida before it ended yesterday.

Although South Florida wasn't even under a tropical storm watch at any point -- let alone a tropical storm warning -- there was still a prediction that it could have developed into a minor hurricane that would've run into the Carolinas.

Of course, the NHC says Emily could also become a zombie and has "some potential for regeneration."

The NHC is calling what's left of the storm the "remnants of Emily," since it's still raining and windy in the Caribbean.

In summary: The weather dudes and ladies have plenty of colorful maps, but they don't really know what's going on, except that Emily is dead -- for now.

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