Tropical Storm Erin forms in Atlantic; next may brew in Gulf

The Extinction Protocol

August 15, 2013MIAMIThe area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still in play. However, meteorologists continue to have more confidence due to the moisture from the storm shifting into the Gulf of Mexico and towards the United States. Once the system moves into the Gulf Thursday night and Friday, it will also be in a rather favorable environment for development. Through the end of the week, water temperatures are expected to stay just slightly above average for this time of year. The strong opposing winds that tend to shred storms have also weakened. However, it is still questionable if the…

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