Florida says goodbye to Emily, what the storm is leaving behind

Short-lived Emily, which weakened from a tropical storm to a depression at about 5 p.m. Monday south of Lakeland, sailed off the coast at 12 mph early this morning.

At the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Emily was 50 miles north-northeast of Vero Beach with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and no little chance of reforming.

Forecasters said Emily should remain well off the southeast U.S. coast.

It left Palm Beach County with a high temperature of just 82 degrees Monday, tying the record cool high temperature set for July 31 in 1933.

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But Emily’s lingering rain from the front that helped Emily form up will remain in the area at least through today.

National Weather Service meteorologists said that frontal boundary will bring scattered to numerous showers to South Florida with rainfall amounts generally 2 inches or less. Heavier amounts are possible in isolated areas where thunderstorms form.

Check The Palm Beach Post radar map.

“In addition to the heavy rainfall threat, gusty winds to 55 mph are possible with showers and storms today,” forecasters wrote. “An isolated waterspout is also possible over the local waters.”

Rain totals from Emily varied across South Florida with coastal Palm Beach County getting less than an inch in the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. this morning:

Jupiter, 0.81 inches

Jupiter Farms, 0.94 inches

North Palm Beach, 0.21 inches

Royal Palm Beach, 0.36 inches

Lake Worth, 0.25 inches

Boynton Beach, 0.14 inches

Delray Beach, 0.08 inches

West Boca Raton, 0.24 inces

Boca Raton, 0.06 inches

Areas around Lake Okeechobee saw much heavier rainfall from Emily, with Belle Glade receiving 1.91 inches, South Bay getting 1.4 inches, and 0.96 inches at Clewiston.

Lake Okeechobee stood at 12.81 feet this morning, within the Army Corps of Engineers comfort zone of between 12.5 feet and 15.5 feet.

 

 

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