Tropical Depression Emily heads further away from US

Credit: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Depression Emily is rumbling further out into the Atlantic, a day after slogging across the Florida peninsula.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says remnants of the brief-lived tropical storm have maximum sustained winds near 30 mph (45 kph) as the storm moves further away from Florida.

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The depression was centered at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday about 120 miles (195 kilometers) east-northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and moving to the northeast at 14 mph (22 kph).

Forecasters say the poorly organized storm is expected to track well away from the Eastern seaboard in coming days. The Miami-based hurricane center says some slight strengthening is possible during the day though Emily is expected to stop being a tropical system within a day or two.

WAVY Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler says the storm is expected to most likely stay off the shore and to the south of Hampton Roads. It could bring more waves and a threat for rip currents to the region later in the week.

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