Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic
MIAMI, FL (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erin has formed in the eastern Atlantic, southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.
Thursday, August 15 2013, 05:49 PM CDT
The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph with additional strengthening forecast during the next few days.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the southern Cape Verde Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
The storm is centered about 65 miles west-southwest of Brava and is moving west-northwest near 16 mph.