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Tropical Storm Erin Forms

Posted at 10:51 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 22:45:24-04

UPDATE 8/27/19 PM

Erin has formed in the Atlantic and is headed north toward Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Otherwise it will stay offshore of the eastern US.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/26/19 PM

Tropical Depression #6 forms in the Atlantic. Expected to become Tropical Storm Erin as it moves away from the U.S. coast. No immediate threat to land.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/25/19 8 AM

Invest 98L is moving away from Florida but still has a chance to develop in the western Atlantic. The next named storm would be Erin if it becomes a tropical storm.

FOX 5 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/24/19 8 AM

Chances for development still at 90% in 5 days. Development, if it occurs, likely will not happen until it moves away from Florida and is in the western Atlantic.

UPDATE 8/23/19 8 PM

Chances for development still at 90% in 5 days.

UPDATE 8/23/19 2 PM

Chances for development now up to 90% in 5 days. Still expected to bring areas of heavy rainfall to South Florida this weekend.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/23/19 8 AM

NHC continues to increase the chance for development of a broad area of low pressure off the east coast of Florida. Chances are now up to 70% in 5 days. The area of low pressure will move over South Florida this weekend giving us higher chances for rain on Saturday and Sunday before retreating back into the Atlantic where development will be possible as it moves away from the US Coast.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/22/19 8 PM

NHC has increased the chances for development up to 30% in 2 days and 50% in 5 days. The system has looked more impressive on satellite as of Thursday ervening as it moves through the Bahamas.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/22/19 8 AM

A trough of low pressure located over the central and northwestern Bahamas is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some slow development is possible by this weekend or early next week while the system moves northwestward toward the Florida peninsula at 5 to 10 mph and then turns northeastward off the southeastern coast of the United States. The National Hurricane Center still has the chance of development at 20% over the next 5 days.
Showers and storms will be likely Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to the tropical moisture moving through Southwest Florida.

MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 8/21/19 PM

No change in development since this morning. Still at 20%.

UPDATE 8/21/19 AM

After several quiet weeks in the tropics, it appears that things are starting to heat up in the tropical Atlantic. In the wake of the development of Tropical Storm Chantal over the northern Atlantic, we are keeping a close eye on a second area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave near the Bahamas. This area has a 20% chance of development in the next 5 days. It will drift west toward the east coast of Florida, but any organization is expected to be slow. There is still a fair amount of wind shear in the Caribbean and this should keep it in check for the time being. We will keep you updated.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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