The remains of Hurricane Danny were swallowed up in a trough of low pressure in the Caribbean Sea as another storm started to develop further east in the central Atlantic.
A swirl of thunderstorms and showers may be coming together into a tropical system about 950 miles (1,530 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. There is a 90 percent chance it will become a tropical depression or storm in the next two days.
“There is a buoy right in the path of where this thing is going and the pressure keeps going down,” said Dan Kottlowski, a forecaster with AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania.
Low central pressure is the hallmark of tropical systems. If this develops, it will be called Erika and will become the fifth storm of the six-month Atlantic season that ends Nov. 30. Late August through September is usually the most active time for storms in the basin as conditions for development reach their peak.
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