Tropical Storm Erika forms in the Atlantic
Early indications are that Erika will develop into a hurricane sometime next week. First she must pass through some nasty pressure systems that may interfere with further development at first. Once through that gauntlet then Erika can intensify. If she remains weak, then she will likely head more westerly towards Florida. If she strengthens a bunch then she may be propelled up the east coast followign the paths of Bill and Danny.
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Tropical Storm Erika formed in the Atlantic late on Tuesday. Erika is centered about 390 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph and has become nearly stationary. It should resume a WNW movement later tonight. Tropical storm watches have been issued for the northern Leeward Islands. Residents of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will have to watch this system carefully. Even if Erika remains a tropical storm, it could be capable of producing heavy rain and widespread flooding.