Hurricane(?) Erika, Category I Hurricane Likely in Florida by Sunday and Monday

ABC affiliate WPBF 25: South Florida remains in the cone of uncertainty for an impact from a possible category 1 Hurricane Erika by 8 a.m. Monday morning.

Late Thursday Facts about Tropical Erika

Four people have lost their lives in deadly flooding has been reported in Dominica, in the Lesser Antilles.

The tropical storm brought strong winds to St. Croix and St. Thomas on Thursday. It will bring locally heavy rain to drought-suffering Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through early Friday.

Thursday night Tropical Storm Erika was located near Puerto Rico, but is poorly organized.

Tropical storm warnings continued in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

New warnings were activated for portions of the Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic.

Erika is forecasted bring rain and some wind to parts of Hispanola Friday, and the Bahamas this weekend.

Erika’s future track and intensity beyond that remain highly uncertain regarding potential U.S. impact, which could occur anywhere from the Florida peninsula to the Carolinas.

Florida, coastal Georgia, and coastal South Carolina could be in the path of Hurricane Erika.

On the way to Florida, Hurricane (?) Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm with little change in strength the next couple of days as it moves west-northwest.






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