Erika Friday Night Update
Interests Elsewhere In Eastern And Central Cuba...As Well As The
Southern Florida Peninsula And Florida Keys...Should Monitor The
Progress Of Erika. Additional Watches And Warnings Could Be
Needed For These Areas On Saturday After Erika Moves Off Of
Tropical Storm Center Located Near 17.9n 71.2w At 28/2100z
Position Accurate Within 40 Nm
Present Movement Toward The West Or 280 Degrees At 18 Kt
A Tropical Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are
Expected Somewhere Within The Warning Area.
A Tropical Storm Watch Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are
Possible Within The Watch Area...Generally Within 48 Hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
your national meteorological service.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Erika is
forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Saturday. There is
a possibility that Erika could dissipate to a trough of low
pressure during or after its passage over Hispaniola.