Tropical Storm Erika has the makings of a potential hurricane, regardless of size will slam into Florida and carry rain into the Carolinas.
According to Weather.com:
Tropical Storm Erika is located near Puerto Rico, but is still poorly organized.
Tropical storm warnings continue in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. New warnings are now in effect for portions of the Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic.
Deadly flooding has been reported in Dominica, in the Lesser Antilles.
Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm with little change in strength the next couple of days as it moves west-northwest.
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.
Erika will then 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.
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