Tropical Weather

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As residents of hard-hit coastal communities return to their homes after Hurricane Dennis, attention is already turning to the newest storm on the horizon.

Tropical Storm Emily is expected to strengthen and speed up today.

At 10 a.m, the storm had maximum sustained winds of about 50 miles per hour and was moving west at about 19 miles an hour. It was expected to strengthen while gradually turning toward the west-northwest.

Hurricanes have sustained winds of at least 74 mph.

Emily's formation late Monday was the earliest date on record for five named storms to develop, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1st and ends November 30th. .