Tropical Storm Erika formed in the central Atlantic from a Tropical Depression overnight. The storm is moving generally west northwest at 20 MPH and is currently 830 miles east of the Windward Islands. Very early tracking models are showing a fair chance of strengthening as this storm passes near Puerto Rico on Friday into Saturday. Persons in the Bahamas and Florida should start monitoring the progress of this storm. We are evaluating this storm hourly as well as the remnants of Named Storm Danny that is now just a dissipated low pressure area near Puerto Rico. Updates will be posted as necessary.
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Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.