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Tropical Storm Erika forms in the Central Atlantic

Posted at 11:27 PM, Aug 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — A disturbance in the central Atlantic strengthened to Tropical Storm Erika Monday evening, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.  The storm is currently located approximately 875 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, and is moving west at 20 mph.

TRIBUNE tropics label

Erika will move into a region of increased wind shear late this week, which should hamper any further development over the weekend.  There’s still a chance that the storm could briefly become a hurricane before weakening.

TROPICS forecast cone

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