NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, due to the presence of Tropical Storm Erin over the Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Storm Erin is located 265 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is moving to the north-northwest at 6 mph (9 km/h).
NHC forecasters say that Erin is expected to turn northward later today then north-northeastward early Thursday morning with an increase in forward speed.
Spaghetti models are in tight agreement that Tropical Storm Erin will continue on a north-northeasterly track parallel to the U.S. east coast.
Tropical Storm Erin is currently a tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h), with higher gusts.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone.
NOAA forecasts an ‘above-normal’ 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 1 through November 30.