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Saturday night Tropics check (08/29/2015)

Generic - Hurricane flag
Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-29 18:04:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tropical Storm Erika is no longer a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has discontinued issuing watches and warnings from the system. Cuba's high mountainous terrain had disrupted the center of circulation. However the NHC is still giving the remnants a chance to re-develop into a tropical cyclone. It has a 30% chance to do so within two days and a 40% chance within five days. Models still have Erika's remnants moving along the eastern Gulf of Mexico toward the Big Bend, so rain threats from the system are a very real possibility, whether or not the storm re-organizes.

Elsewhere, a new disturbance just coming off the west African coast has a 70% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within two days and a 90% chance within five days. 

We'll have more updates on Erika's remnants and any future tropical development on Sunday.