Future of Tropical Storm Erika is still uncertain

Future of Tropical Storm Erika is still uncertain

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands as Tropical Storm Erika approaches.

Erika is centered about 335 miles east of Antigua and is moving west near 17 mph.

There is still some uncertainty with her future.

Any interaction with the islands or the hostile environment in the Caribbean would likely cause a disruption in circulation and significant weakening.

Official forecast has the storm approaching south Florida by Sunday.

After that, it is unknown whether the storm will remain along the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic or move into the eastern Gulf.

At this time, it still does not appear to be an issue for SELA, but we will continue to watch.

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