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National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Erika creates unknowns for South Florida

Heavy rains, gusty winds and possibly worse weather are expected to start Sunday in South Florida, as Tropical Storm Erika makes its projected path through the state. The storm, one of the trickiest systems to predict in recent decades, could still change its path. Potentially, it could veer close to South Florida, which would produce even more intense tropical conditions here, or head into the Gulf of Mexico, which would soften its bite on this region. The uncertainty about the storm's path and potential strength has made it difficult to plan for school closings, flood control, travel and other activities. •School districts have made no decisions yet on whether classes will be...