Erin Becomes a Tropical Storm Again in the Atlantic

Erin was downgraded to a tropical depression at 11 a.m. Friday, but was upgraded to a tropical storm 12 hours later

Erin remained a weak tropical storm Saturday evening, with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Erin was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday at 11 a.m., but returned to tropical storm status Friday night as its maximum sustained winds strengthened, according to the NHC.

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As of 5 p.m., Erin was moving northwest at 13 miles per hour about 920 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, the NHC said.

Erin is expected to make a gradual turn toward the west-northwest Saturday night, according to the NHC. The storm is expected to slowly weaken in the next few days.

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The storm is not expected to affect South Florida and does not currently pose a threat to land.

There is also an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico that has a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. It is bringing plenty of rain to the Florida panhandle and the Southeast, but is not expected to have an impact on South Florida.

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