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Tropical Storm Erin weakens to post-tropical cyclone

Tropical Storm Erin weakens to post-tropical cyclone
Posted at 11:14 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 06:09:32-04

Tropical Storm Erin has weakened into a post-tropical cyclone, after original weakening to a tropical depression on Wednesday.

The storm is 225 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and is moving toward the NNE near 15 mph. A turn to the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected over the next day or so.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.

Erin is expected to transition to an extratropical cyclone on Thursday and then become absorbed by a larger low pressure system on Friday.

According to News 3 Meteorologist April Loveland, rough surf will be the main threat from this system for us in Hampton Roads.

As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, August 28

Location: 36.1 N 71.6 W

Moving: NNE at 15 mph

Min pressure: 1005 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

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