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Tropical Storm Erika's projected path shifts over Florida

Tropical Storm Erika's projected path shifts over Florida

Tropical Storm Erika's projected path has shifted, again. The storm is now forecasted to make landfall early Monday morning in South Florida as a tropical storm. It could then continue north up the center of the state, putting Central Florida in its direct path. Forecasters say that will only happen if Erika can survive strong wind shear and other unfavorable weather near the Bahamas. If it does, Erika will mostly likely stay fairly weak as a tropical storm and not reach hurricane strength as previously forecasted. "The combination of the shear and interaction with Hispaniola suggest that Erika is likely to weaken and could even dissipate in the next 12 to 24 hours,"...

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