As it marches across the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Erika is making a few waves but not much else.
The system with its 40-mph sustained winds is expected to be near the Leeward islands late Wednesday and early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Little change in the storm is forecast over the next couple of days as it dumps up to 8 inches of rain on the islands.
Tropical storm warnings are up for Anguilla, Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
A tropical storm watch covers Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.
On Wednesday morning, Erika — the fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — was centered about 390 miles east of Antigua, moving west at 18 mph.
The extended forecast map shows the storm system hugging the northern edge of the Caribbean over the next five days, possibly developing into a weak hurricane off South Florida on Sunday.