LOCATION: 15.6 degrees North, 52.8 degrees West
DISTANCE: ABOUT 785 MILES EAST SOUTH EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
MOVEMENT: WEST NEAR 20 MPH
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1003 MB
At 500 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 52.8 West. Erika is moving toward the west near 20 mph, and a west- northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will be near the Leeward Islands Wednesday night and early Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre.
The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft was 1004 MB. Hunter aircraft was 1004 mb (29.65 inches).