Tropical Storm Erika forms in the Atlantic – Miami Herald

Danny may be done, Erika has arrived.

The tropical storm formed Monday evening over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, Erika was 840 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 20 mph. The storm had sustained winds of 45 mph with gusts at 60.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda and St. Kitts.

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