As Tropical Storm Erika weakens, some in the Tampa Bay area still worried about heavy rain

August 29, 2015 4:43 PM

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.

The 9 a.m. forecast from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm had degenerated into a trough of low pressure by early Saturday after mountains and an unfavorable environment in Hispaniola knocked Erika below tropical storm force.

Also read: Five killed as tornadoes hit northeastern Alabama, Tennessee

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