Emily is currently drenching Hispaniola with 6"-10" of rain and some tropical storm force winds. The storm is interacting with the mountains and will not strengthen as it moves northwest across Haiti and toward the Bahamas on Friday. Max winds are at 50mph and is moving west-northwest at 5mph.
A more gradual turn to the northwest is expected later tonight and an acceleration in forward speed is expect as well as it moves toward the Bahamas this weekend. Slow strengthening is possible once clear of Cuba and Haiti and into the Bahamas.