Tropical Storm Erika dissipates early Saturday

Rainy weather still possible for South Florida

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami announced.

The NHC said there will be no more tropical storm watches and warnings at this time.

But the system could still bring some rainy weather to the South Florida area, Local 10 News meteorologist Trent Aric said.

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Erika was traveling west-northwest at 22 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was located about 130 miles east of Camaguey, Cuba as of the 9:30 a.m. advisory on Saturday.

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Aric said "the National Hurricane Center relocated the center of the storm a little farther to the north," and said the storm brought most of the heavy rainfall now to the island of Hispaniola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Aric said the impact to South Florida will still be heavy rain, possible flooding and minor beach erosion.

"The story doesn't change that much as far as the impact, because all we were expecting was some rainfall and some potential severe weather and that's still the case. That's not going to change," Aric said. "We're still going to see quite a bit of rain, and flooding is the main concern from Sunday into Monday."

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