The National Hurricane Center is currently forecasting Erika to be a complete blow out by the weekend. That is, they’re forecasting it to fall apart in the next two days and become a remnant low. This will occur long before it gets anywhere near Florida. Whatever we do see, it will only be rain and some slightly gusty winds and nothing more.
Of course, Andrew was almost dead in the water and suddenly exploded into a monster, so there is a possibility that Erika could reform, but for now, it looks very good that there is nothing to worry about.
Tropical Storm ERIKA Forecast Discussion
[QUOTE=hanwill;989450]It needs to go through the gulf and cross into central Texas. They are in a major drought right now. The year Katrina came through, Georgia was in a major drought. It was wiped away by that one storm- a 13 inch drought. I was thankful for the rain, but not all of the destruction that it caused. I hope that central Florida doesn’t get hit, but Texas really needs it…[/QUOTE]
Florida could use the rain too. We’re still behind the curve as far as total rainfall this year.