Monday, August 31, 2009
Erika Could Form Today.
The tropical Atlantic looks to become active again as Erika will probably begin to form today. Satellite shows a fairly well organized system moving into an area favorable for development. Our mid range tropical computer models vary with the strength on this system. It does appear we will at least see a strong tropical storm if not a hurricane by the Thursday or Friday. A weakness in between two areas of high pressure, one in the central Atlantic and the other over the U.S., could steer this system into the Atlantic. There is a chance this system could move south of this weakness and this could steer this system into the Gulf of Mexico. Stay tuned for the latest information.