Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tropical Storm Don forms in the Atlantic; no threat to Florida

National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands late Monday, but is expected to weaken again as it continues churning westward, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

The compact storm, located about 485 miles southeast of Barbados and moving west at 17 mph, mustered a center Monday afternoon. Sustained winds reached 40 mph. The storm may pick up speed as the eye passes over the Windward Islands on Tuesday, forecasters said.

However, Don is expected to fizzle in about three days when it encounters strong upper level winds in the eastern Caribbean, forecasters said. Tropical storm force winds extend just 25 miles from Don's center.

As it nears the Lesser Antilles Tuesday, the system is likely to dump heavy rain, forecasters said. A tropical storm warning was issued for Grenada while a watch was issued for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia.

A second system is also brewing in the Central Atlantic but has slighter odds of forming. Forecasters say there's about a 30 percent chance that storm, located about 850 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands off Africa's west coast, will become a tropical cyclone as it moves slowly across ocean waters over the next five days.

2017 HURRICANE GUIDE: Find evacuation maps, shelter locations and other helpful information.

Tropical Storm Don forms in the Atlantic; no threat to Florida 07/17/17 [Last modified: Monday, July 17, 2017 9:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Tribune News Service.
    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Believe it! Rays are buyers, trade for reliever Dan Jennings and 1B/DH Lucas Duda

    The Heater

    NEW YORK — Dan Jennings' ability to render lefty hitters useless with a sinker that gets beaten into the ground and Lucas Duda's power to blast baseballs off and over outfield walls should make the Rays a better team.

    Lucas Duda
  2. Bucs' direction is decidedly up for first time in several years

    Bucs

    TAMPA — If you want to see a team give the Heisman Trophy stiff-arm to expectations, check out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Tight end O.J. Howard (20), the Bucs’ first-round draft pick this year, was brought in to give QB Jameis Winston another big-play option.
  3. Scaramucci publicly airs grievances at White House

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a …

    Chief of staff Reince Priebus was called a “paranoid schizo?phrenic.”
  4. Crist votes for measure that includes money for Trump's wall

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Charlie Crist was for it and against it.

  5. Tampa man arrested in fatal motel shooting

    Crime

    TAMPA — A Tampa man was arrested on a manslaughter charge Thursday in the death of Yasmine L. Tyson on Monday night.

    Christopher Lee Carithers, 37, of Tampa