Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Expected to Make Landfall Early Monday

Erika

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the center of Tropical Storm Erika continued moving toward the west near 17 mph and could impact South Florida early Monday morning as a Category 1 Hurricane.

At the least, we could see an increase in heavy rainfall by the end of the weekend.

According to WPTV, a hurricane hunter is on its way to investigate the storm.

The National Hurricane Center puts Erika as a Category 1 Hurricane in the northern Bahamas by early Sunday morning, and is expected to make landfall in South Florida on Monday morning.

On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands tonight, move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday, and be near or just north of north coast of the Dominican Republic on Friday.

Erika is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with maximum amounts of 8 inches across portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Friday morning.

Stay tuned to bocaratontribune.com for updates on Erika and what it means to the residents of Boca Raton.

City of Boca Raton has produced this hurricane preparedness video to inform residents on what they must do. You can watch the video below:

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