Tropical Storm Erin Forms In Atlantic
There’s another storm brewing in the Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Erin formed this week in the Eastern Atlantic, southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, and it currently has sustained winds of about 40 mph.
The storm is expected to get stronger in the next few days as it moves west-northwest at 16 mph.
USA Today reports that the storm is currently about 65 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.
A Tropical Storm warning was issued for the islands Brava, Fogo, Santiago, and Maio this morning but forecasters now believe that the storm will not hit the Cape Verde Islands.
Central Florida News writes: “The government of the Cape Verde Islands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.”
Weather.com notes that this is the fifth named storm in the Atlantic this season. The storm is not expected to make fall in Africa but it is possible that the storm impacts the Caribbean. At the moment, however, the storm does not pose a threat to any coastlines.