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ABNT20 KNHC 291733

200 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center has issued the last advisory on Tropical Storm Erika. The remnants of Erika, a trough of low pressure, are currently located near central Cuba and the central Bahamas and moving west-northwestward at 20 to 25 mph. This system is producing disorganized thunderstorm activity, and recent satellite wind data indicate it is producing winds to tropical storm force. Upper-level winds are currently not favorable for re-development of the system into a tropical cyclone. However, conditions may become more conducive Sunday or Monday while it moves northwestward to northward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of re-development, the remnants of Erika are expected to spread locally heavy rains and gusty winds across portions of the Bahamas, central and eastern Cuba, and central and southern Florida during the next couple of days. Additional information on this system can be found in marine forecasts and local forecast products issued by the National Weather Service and the meteorological services of Cuba and the Bahamas. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a low pressure area located about 175 miles west of Conakry, Guinea, continue to become better organized. A tropical depression could form during the next day or so while the system moves northwestward and then west-northwestward toward the Cape Verde Islands at 10 to 15 mph. Interests in the Cape Verde Islands should monitor the progress of this system. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent

$$ Forecaster Beven