Hurricane Emily

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hurricane Emily is moving over Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

It's expected to barrel over the Gulf of Mexico later in the day. Meanwhile, a hurricane watch remains in effect for Cabo Rojo, Mexico, northward to Baffin Bay, Texas. The Yucatan peninsula is under a hurricane warning.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 8 a-m the center of the storm was about 50 miles east-northeast of Merida, Mexico. It's moving toward the west-northwest near 17 miles per hour.

Forecasters say maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 100 miles per hour, making Emily a Category Two hurricane. But the storm is expected to strengthen when it moves back over water.

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