A tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean could soon become Tropical Storm Don.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has given a disturbance in the central Atlantic a 80 percent chance of development in the next five days, as of Tuesday afternoon. In their Tuesday afternoon update, the NHC said that environmental conditions were “still favorable for a tropical cyclone to form in the next day or two”.
The good news with the storm, at least as things currently stand: it looks poised to track north, potentially taking it out to sea by next weekend. That said, interests in the Lesser Antilles, particularly in the northern Lesser Antilles, should monitor this storm closely. Tropical forecasting is notoriously fickle and can fluctuate significantly on a day-to-day basis, so be sure to stay tuned to WeatherNation for the latest forecast.
If Don were to develop, it would be the fourth named storm in the Atlantic basin season, well ahead of average. Typically, the fourth named storm in the Atlantic doesn’t develop until mid-to-late August.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this storm and the tropics.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi