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Emily reforms, moving away from Bahamas, US coast

Saturday, August 06, 2011
This image provided by NOAA-NASA GOES Project shows tropical storm Adrian taken at 5:15 a.m. EDT. Adrians maximum sustained winds increased to about 60 mph early Wednesday hours after it formed. Its expected to get stronger, but forecasts show it moving away from land in the next few days. No coastal watches or warnings have been issued. The center of the storm is about 345 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico. It is moving slowly in a west-northwest direction. That is expected to continue for the next couple of days. (AP Photo/NOAA-NASA GOES)

This image provided by NOAA-NASA GOES Project shows tropical storm Adrian taken at 5:15 a.m. EDT. Adrian's maximum sustained winds increased to about 60 mph early Wednesday hours after it formed. It's expected to get stronger, but forecasts show it moving away from land in the next few days. No coastal watches or warnings have been issued. The center of the storm is about 345 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico. It is moving slowly in a west-northwest direction. That is expected to continue for the next couple of days. (AP Photo/NOAA-NASA GOES) (AP Photo)

Former Tropical Storm Emily has regenerated as a weak tropical depression, but it is expected to move away from the Bahamas and the U.S. Coast on Sunday.

The National Hurricane Center said late Saturday afternoon that Emily was 70 miles (113 kilometers) west-northwest of Great Abaco Island and had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (48 kph). It was moving toward the north at 8 mph (13 kph). Forecasters said they expected it to turn northeast and increase in speed Saturday night and Sunday, with some slight strengthening possible.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. The tropical depression was expected to dump one to three inches of rain over the northwest Bahamas through Sunday.

Emily had broken apart after causing floods and damaging hundreds of homes in Haiti.

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