Now a Category Two storm, Hurricane Emily could return to Mexico tomorrow.
Now that Hurricane Emily has cleared the Yucatan Peninsula, one Mexican official can say "the worst is over." But forecasters warn that the weakened storm could return to Mexico as early as tomorrow night.
They say the now-Category Two storm will reach warmer waters of the western Gulf later today, and possibly build back into a "major hurricane" by tomorrow night.
In advance of the storm, Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex has closed 63 wells and halted Gulf oil production. Despite Emily's projected path toward northeastern Mexico, visitors to the southern tip of Texas aren't taking chances.
Many tourists on South Padre Island have started packing up, and some South Texas residents are already boarding up windows and sandbagging flood-prone areas.