Tropical Storm Emily has formed just off the coast of Clearwater and is expected to hit the Tampa area as a tropical storm.
Maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour and the storm is moving east at 8 mph.
The system first became Tropical Depression #6 early Monday morning.
TS Emily is expected to bring heavy rains over much of the state, including Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for the next two days.
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Image: National Hurricane Center