Danny may be gone, but noticeably larger tropical Storm Erika formed this Monday night over the surface of the Central Atlantic Ocean and is quickly approaching south-east United States.
Erika will be the fifth named storm and the first major hurricane to arise from the Atlantic Basin of 2015.
While the remains of hurricane Danny are bringing some beneficial rain for the severe drought in Puerto Rico right now, the newly formed tropical storm dubed Erika is sweeping through an area of moist air masses and weak vertical wind. That means the hurricane will strengthen considerably.
In addition, Erika will have to deal with the dry air in the Caribbean, this obscures the issues, making it much more difficult to have a proper forecast. Due to its high-speed movement, the hurricane is scheduled to hit the Leeward islands Thursday morning with heavy rain and insistent storm-force.
The current forecast track says that the storm may split into a stronger Erika that will take a north-west route, whereas the weaker Erika may follow a west-south course. The hurricane will be followed by more waves, and the conditions will become favorable to the forming of cyclones all across the Tropical Atlantic during the following weeks. The south-east United States, The Bahamas and Cuba are advised to continue monitoring the progress of the storm.
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