Update: 8/17 @ 6:35am
After falling into a Tropcial Depression category, Erin has now re-formed into a Tropical Storm, albeit a small one.
Top winds this morning are reported to be between 35-40 mph. The NHC is giving Erin very little chance of strengthening into a major storm at this time.
The current track of TS Erin will take it out to sea away from the US coastline.
NHC BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ERIN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 2A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052013 800 AM AST THU AUG 15 2013 ...DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM ERIN WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS... SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...
INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...14.5N 25.6W ABOUT 65 MI...100 KM WSW OF BRAVA IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... NONE SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS OF MAIO...SANTIAGO...FOGO...AND BRAVA A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
A tropical depression has formed over the far-east Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands.
The National Hurricane Center said early Thursday that the unnamed storm is located 55 miles (88 kilometers) southeast of Fogo in the Cape Verde Islands. It had top winds of 35 mph (56 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph).
The government of the Cape Verde Islands has issued a tropical storm warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
The storm is expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday. Its center was passing south of the Cape Verde Islands early Thursday. The system was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain over the southern portion of the islands.
Tropical Depression #5 has formed in the far east Atlantic Ocean.
As of 11 p.m., the National Hurricane Center says it's about 80 miles southeast of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles-per-hour.
Forecasters believe it will become Tropical Storm Erin Thursday.
Right now it's moving toward the west-northwest and should keep on that same path for the next few days.
The government of the Cape Verde Islands has issued a tropical storm warning for the islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
It's still too far away to know if it will affect South Florida.