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Newly minted Tropical Storm Erin is tracking through the east Atlantic Ocean

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Our fifth named tropical cyclone of the 2013 season formed this morning in the far east Atlantic Ocean.

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Here’s a closer visible satellite view of Erin from a GOES floater (that’s the Cape Verde Islands just northeast of the storm, and northwest Africa on the right side of the image):

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Tropical Storm Erin will track westward through the open waters of the central Atlantic over the next five days, not impacting any landmasses.

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The disturbance that formed Erin came from a “tropical wave” that exited western Africa earlier this week.

The other disturbance we are closely monitoring is in the Caribbean, approaching the Yucatan Peninsula. It may be named Fernand (pronounced fair-NAHN) soon.

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You can track the development of these systems with our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.  

CLICK HERE for our previous weather blog on this system.

Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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