(MIAMIHERALD) — Tropical Storm Erika, which formed on the heels of Hurricane Danny Monday, is expected to steadily grow as it bears down on the Caribbean and could become a hurricane in four days, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Tuesday.
The storm, located about 730 miles east of the Leeward Islands at 11 a.m., was moving northwest at about 20 mph with sustained winds of 45 mph. Tropical storm force winds extended 80 miles. As Erika moves over warm waters during the next two days, forecasters expect the storm to slow down and steadily intensify. Erika should arrive in the Leeward Islands by Wednesday night or early Thursday, forecasters said.
But as the storm heads northwest, forecast models begin to differ on Erika’s future.
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