The tropical storm is expected to hit South Florida early on Monday.
As of Friday morning, Tropical Storm Erika was off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Projections from the National Weather Service have the storm reaching South Florida by 2 a.m. on Monday, though it's too early to say how the storm will affect the area.
While the storm is currently classified as a Tropical Storm—defined by wind speeds between 39 and 73 miles per hour—the storm could be upgraded to a hurricane.
“We’ve discussed a couple different scenarios,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said, according to the Miami Herald. “We’ll be ready if we need to. Everything is on the table. We have to get our team ready to play in the regular season.”
The team is not planning to move Saturday's home preseason game against the Falcons, according to the Miami Herald.
- Stanley Kay