The National Weather Service says the storm is more “disorganized” than earlier this week. A storm eye has been formed, but it is weak.
Maximum winds have decreased to 45 miles and hour with some increase in strength possible in the next 24 hours.
The forecasters do not expect Erika to turn into a hurricane as it blows over St. John and the other islands.
Erika is, however, expected to bring lots of rain, two to four inches generally, with some places getting as many as six inches.
Here are a few storm information resource links for the storm. Forecasts and maps are updated as often as every three hours. Keep 'em handy.
- National Hurricane Center.
- Discussion and Forecast
- Warnings and Five Day Track
- AccuWeather's Hurricane center