Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency this morning as Tropical Storm Erika’s latest projection shows the storm making landfall early Monday in South Florida.
The storm is then expected to continue north up the state, putting Central Florida in its direct path.
Forecasters say that will only happen if Erika can survive strong wind shear and other unfavorable weather near the Bahamas.
If it does, Erika will mostly likely remain a tropical storm and not reach hurricane strength as previously forecasted.
“The combination of the shear and interaction with Hispaniola suggest that Erika is likely to weaken and could even dissipate in the next 12 to 24 hours,” forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said.
Even with the uncertain forecast, officials are urging…FULL STORY