From the National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Erika has changed little in strength this morning. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph. Some slow strengthening during the next 48 hours is possible.

Erika is centered about 730 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving toward the west near 20 mph. A west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will be near the Leeward Islands Wednesday night and early Thursday.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Wednesday night or early Thursday.