Report: North Caribbean, The Bahamas, Florida on Alert as Erika Gets Closer

The north part of the Caribbean, The Bahamas and Florida are on alert as Erika approaches. // Photo courtesy of is reporting that the northern part of the Caribbean, The Bahamas and Florida are being put on alert for potential impacts this weekend and early next week as Tropical Storm Erika brings more beneficial rain. 

While localized flash flooding can occur, the northeastern Caribbean is in the midst of a drought and in need of a thorough soaking, one that Danny recently struggled to produce.

Erika remained a minimal tropical storm, spinning about 245 miles east-southeast of Antigua as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the report. 

A west to northwest track will take Erika through the Leeward Islands Wednesday night and Thursday with rain, wind and rough surf, according to AccuWeather.

The exact track of Erika through the Caribbean will determine possible future impacts to The Bahamas and the southeastern United States.

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