TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida as Tropical Storm Erika approaches.
Tropical Storm Erika was 90 miles east southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as of 8 a.m. Friday. There are no current watches or warnings for Florida, but the National Hurricane Center said the Florida Keys and southern Florida should monitor its progress.
Erika is expected to weaken as it moves over the Dominican Republic Friday, moves near the Turks and Caicos Islands Friday night, and moves near the central and northwestern Bahamas Saturday and Saturday night.