The National Hurricane Center has upgraded the tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic to Tropical Storm Don. It is about 500 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Models right now take TS Don due westward, into the weekend. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the storm this afternoon to help assess the strength.
East of TS Don is another disturbance that is not as strong.
This time of year, it is common to have disturbances in the Atlantic. Most do not form into storms that cause concern.
Here’s more on tropical weather terminology.
See the location and track of Don on your free News 5 weather app, and on the wkrg online interactive tracker.
As of 4pm Central time, here are the coordinates from the National Hurricane Center:
ABOUT 485 MI ESE OF BARBADOS
ABOUT 595 MI E OF TRINIDAD
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 17 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1009 MB…29.80 INCHES