MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- We have our newest tropical storm (as of yesterday) and another disturbance behind it that shows medium potential for tropical development.
Starting off with Tropical Storm Don, the latest advisory (5:00 am) has maximum winds sustained at 50 mph. The storm is currently about 300 miles ESE of Barbados. It is moving west at 18 mph. The storm is forecast to strengthen further (though the official track does not suggest intensification into a hurricane). As it travels to the west, wind shear in the Caribbean should eventually increase. This is forecast to rip the cyclone apart, killing the system before week's end. This is not anticipated to be a threat to the U.S.
Behind Don, a tropical disturbance (deemed Invest 96L) continues to show potential for tropical cyclone development. It now has a 40% chance to become a tropical depression in the next five days. This system is forecast to move northwest, avoiding the southern Caribbean. At this point in time, no threat to the U.S. is anticipated.
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You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
Plus, you can get the Storm Team Forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.