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Erika has dissipated but rains still expected

The National Hurricane Center reported this morning that Erika no longer has a closed low pressure center and is in the process of dissipating.  The combination of wind shear and the mountains of Hispaniola knocked the socks off the already weak circulation.  But the remnants of Erika will continue to move along the projected path of the storm, so rain associated with the remnants is still likely.  The NHC will watch for signs of redevelopment over the Gulf.

Meanwhile, the next tropical wave just moved off of African and has a 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next five days.  It would presumably be named Fred.

erika dissipates