Could the Atlantic see 2 tropical depressions this week?
- Author: Aubrey Nash Jul 19, 2017,
Jul 19, 2017, 0:33
Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center described Tropical Storm Don as "small", "not particularly well organized", and expected to dissipate within 72 hours after encountering unfavorable conditions.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area.
At 5 a.m., the center of the system was about 250 miles east-southeast of Barbados and 375 east of Grenada.
The fourth named storm of the season did not take long to draw the attention of the Twittersphere, which began cranking out jokes about one of its most high profile users, President Donald Trump. The storm is expected to gain forward speed through Wednesday.
After Don weakens, enhanced downpours could continue and raise the risk of localised flooding in Central America later this week, in particular between Nicaragua and Belize.
In a brilliant show of passive aggressiveness, the National Hurricane Center names it Don.
Tropical Storm Don formed off the northeast coast of South America on Monday evening.
The tropical wave, accompanied by a well-defined low pressure system, is located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Science just can't figure out what Don will do, how fast he's moving, or where Don will even go next. Sad!
Invest 96L has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone by Thursday and a 40% chance of formation by Sunday.