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For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Erika, located between Haiti and Cuba.

Showers and thunderstorms have increased in association with
a broad area of low pressure located just west of the coast of west
Africa.   Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for
development, and a tropical depression could form during the next
few days while the system moves west-northwestward or northwestward
toward the Cape Verde Islands at about 10 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent
* formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent

forecaster Blake


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By Dr. Jeff Masters, 1:24 AM EDT on August 29, 2015
Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground
Thumbing its nose at some of the world’s most skilled computer models and forecasters, Tropical Storm Erika cruised relentlessly almost due west through the northern Caribbean on Friday, failing to make a long-predicte [...]

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