Erin Weakens to Tropical Depression Status
Earlier Friday, August 16, Erin decreased from a tropical depression to a tropical depression. Currently the storm is located 625 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Tropical Depression Erin has reached maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, and is moving west northwest at 17 miles per hour.
Currently there are no land warnings in effect, as the storm is still a great distance from any coast. The storm is expected to decrease in forward speed, however forecasters predict that no change in path will occur. Very little change in strength is expected within the next few days, as Erin is forecast to remain within tropical depression status into next week.
It is not expected that Tropical Depression Erin will pose a threat to the U.S., and may develop into remnants over the weekend.
Check national-hurricane-center.org for the latest updates on Tropical Depression Erin.