Tropical Storm Don forms in Atlantic

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 17, 2017

Tropical Storm Don attained tropical storm strength on Monday afternoon in the Atlantic Ocean, marking the fourth named storm of 2017 in the basin. 

Tropical Storm Don has top sustained winds of 40 MPH, and higher gusts. The storm, which is 595 miles east of Trinidad, is moving west at 17 MPH. 

According to the National Hurricane Center's forecast, Don is expected to continue moving to the west, threatening Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada was placed under a tropical storm warning, as the other aforementioned islands are under tropical storm watches. 

Don is expected to enter the Caribbean Sea by Wednesday. The storm is expected to maintain tropical storm strength over the next two days. 

By Wednesday, the storm is expected to encounter sheer, which should cause Don to dissipate and not pose any threat to the United States mainland.