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Tropical Storm Erin

By: News 3 Weather Email
By: News 3 Weather Email

Tropical Storm Erin, which formed off the Western coast of Africa on Thursday, is now once again a tropical storm.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE

Location: 121.0°N 37.0°W
Max Wind: 40 MPH
Movement: NW 13 MPH
Minimum Pressure: 1006 mb

Erin formed back into a tropical storm Friday evening. The tropical storm is going to take a turn to the west eventually and start slowing down its movement. Erin will most likely decrease strength again into a depression because is currently dealing with vertical wind shear, which tends to weaken tropical systems. The storm is going to move over warmer waters as well, but despite that, Erin will most likely dissipate into a remnant low within the week.

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE

Location: 16.9°N 32.1°W
Max Wind: 35 MPH
Movement: WNW 17 MPH
Minimum Pressure: 1008 mb

Tropical Storm Erin has been downgraded to a tropical depression because it is still disorganized. Erin is currently dealing with vertical wind shear, which tends to weaken tropical systems. We will see throughout the next few days if that will keep the storm from restrengthening.

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FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE

Location: 16.3°N 30.5°W
Max Wind: 40 MPH
Movement: WNW 16 MPH
Minimum Pressure: 1007 mb

Tropical Storm Erin is still disorganized this morning but is expected to gain strength as it continues to move over warmer waters. Although Erin is currently dealing with vertical winds shear, which tends to weaken the system, the storm is still holding together and expected to build over the next few days.

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THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE

Location: 15.0°N 27.5°W
Max Wind: 40 MPH
Movement: WNW 14 MPH
Minimum Pressure: 1006 mb

Not much change when it comes to the latest update from Tropical Storm Erin. Winds of tropical storm force extend roughly 35 miles outward from the center of the storm. There is little strengthening forecast to occur over the next 48 hours due to low amount of shear in the upper-levels of the atmosphere.

Although this storm is expected to build over the next few days, it will then encounter a more stable atmosphere and dry air, which will likely test the storm and weaken it.
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11:00 AM THURSDAY SUMMARY
Location: 14.4°N 26.5°W
Max Wind: 40 MPH
Movement: WNW 15 MPH
Minimum Pressure: 1006 mb

Tropical Storm Erin is expected to move into warmer waters that will support strengthening of the system over the next few days. Some models are predicting that by day three the storm will move into a drier atmosphere which will allow for the gradual weakening of the storm leading into day 5. Global models are predicting the gradual dissipation of the system by day 5.

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8:00 AM THURSDAY SUMMARY
Location: 14.5°N 25.6°W
Max Wind: 40 MPH
Movement: WNW 16 MPH
Minimum Pressure: 1006 mb


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