The Latest: Tropical Storm Erika develops in Atlantic

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Posted: Aug 24, 2015 11:01 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Here's the latest news on tropical weather.

10:50 p.m.

Tropical Storm Erika has formed in the central tropical Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center reported Monday night that Erika had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and was centered 955 miles (1,535 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands.

Erika is moving west at 20 mph (31 kph), and while no current watches or warnings are in effect, forecasters say some watches may be required for a section of the Leeward Islands by early Tuesday.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 kms) from Erika's center.


10:43 a.m. EDT

Forecasters say the storm Danny has degenerated into a remnant low.

The National Hurricane Center made the announcement Monday. It says no watches or warnings are in effect.

The storm is about 45 miles (70 kilometers) west-southwest of Guadeloupe. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45kph) and is moving west at about 12 mph (19 kph).

The hurricane center says it won't issue anymore advisories on the storm.

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8 a.m. EDT

Danny has weakened to a tropical depression as it moves over the southern Leeward Islands.

The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday morning have decreased to near 35 mph (55 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Danny is expected to continue weakening and degenerate into a remnant low later in the day.

The depression is centered about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of Guadeloupe and is moving west near 12 mph (19 kph).

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Saba and St. Eustatius.