by: Irene Sans Updated:
Tropical Storm Don became tropical storm on Monday afternoon, but will continue to weaken as it battles the dry swath of air as well as strong wind shear.
The tropical storm is the fourth named tropical system of this hurricane season. It is expected to cross the Barbados Tuesday evening and is expected to weaken overnight and lose its closed circulation center, as forecast.
The extreme southern portion of the Lesser Antilles from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Trinidad and Tobago could receive over 2 inches of rain, some isolated amounts over 4 inches. Also, heavy rainfall in the forecast for the Venezuelan State of Sucre, especially for the Paria Peninsula.
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Another tropical wave, with a low chance of development during the next two days, will continue to drift slowly west-northwest. Currently over 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, the disturbance is expected to stay over the Atlantic.
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We will continue to keep an Eye on the Tropics and monitor the waves’ development.
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