This track is rarely taken by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. Actually, never. So what does that mean for forecasts?
Beautiful Butterfly Atop New Jersey Flowers by "bird11" on August 27,2015. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
For the first time in history, three Category 4 hurricanes are spinning in the Pacific Ocean, all east of the International Dateline.
A Calm Evening Sunset in Dennis, Massachusetts by "Nick9006" on August 26, 2015. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
A strong storm is producing heavy rain and high winds across the Pacific Northwest. Heavy rainfall may trigger flash flooding and mudslides.
Erika will have many issues this weekend includng tracking over the islands with big mountains.
Tropical Storm Erika could eventually affect Florida and other sections of the Gulf Coast or Southeast, but for now it poses no threat for the Northeast. This map shows the storm as of early this morning.