Tracking two tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin this week

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Tracking Two, Tropical Storm Dorian and Tropical Storm Erin

Dorian continues to track to the NW and has maintained Tropical Storm status with winds sustained near 50 mph. The track of Dorian still has him making a direct hit to Puerto Rico by Wednesday afternoon or evening, then moves just north of the Dominican Republic early Thursday. The current long range track of Dorian places the cyclone along the Central Florida Coast on Sunday afternoon. This is not to be etched in stone as the long range forecast change frequently, but those who have interests in Florida may want to make sure that they are prepared to deal with a hurricane and rehearse their plan of action.

As for Tropical Storm Erin, this storm is taking some time to develop but has just reached Tropical Storm status with sustained winds near 40 mph and gusts near 50.  Good news is that the forecast track still keeps the center of the storm well off the coast.  There may be some rough surf hit the Barrier Islands of North Carolina as well as the coasts of Virginia Beach and the Delmarva Peninsula as Erin migrates north, but no direct impact with our Mid Atlantic Coastal Regions.

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