The fifth named storm (Emily) of the Atlantic hurricane season IS churning west-northwest at 14 miles (22 km) per hour on a track that would put it over Dominica/Haiti late on Wednesday before taking aim at the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands on Thursday.
The NHC also revised its tracking guidance to reflect the possibility that Emily would cut a northward path up the Florida peninsula beginning on Friday night. Its forecast of the storm's wind speeds was also revised upward, opening the door to the possibility of it becoming a low-level Category 1 hurricane by Monday.
It bodes badly for Haiti, where it could cause flash flooding, adding to the woes of the crippled nation, where over 6,000 people have died of cholera since October.
While Emily might still be in Tropical Storm status when it scrapes the East coast of Florida Saturday, as it bounces back into the Atlantic, it could form a potentially weak (category 1?) hurricane as it runs smack into the Georgia/SC/NC coast.
Watching and waiting for the first time this season.