Two tropical disturbances worth watching


Tropical Storm Don is moving quickly westward Tuesday, while a second disturbance is becoming better organized behind it.

On Monday, hurricane hunters found a closed circulation and upgraded a disturbance to Tropical Storm Don. Don is more than 2000 miles from South Florida. The storm is expected to track toward the West into the Caribbean Sea by mid-week. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Trinidad and Tobago. Strong vertical wind shear will likely dissipate the storm by late week in the Central Caribbean. No threat to Florida.

A second disturbance is now being monitored by the National Hurricane Center. A tropical wave is located over the central tropical Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Some gradual development of this system is possible through mid-week while it moves toward the west-northwest or northwest at 10 to 15 mph. After that time, forecasters believe the storm will enter an area where conditions will be less conductive for development. On Tuesday the chance of storm formation was low, only 30-40 percent.

The CBS12 Hurricane Center has maps and stories about current tropical systems.


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