Tropical Storm Don weakens in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday Tropical Storm Don has weakened slightly as it moves through the Caribbean.

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands of Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados and Bonaire.

Don formed Monday and threatens to bring heavy storms Tuesday night.
The NHC advised those living in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and Curacao to monitor the progress of Don, which was located about 155 miles southeast of Barbados Tuesday afternoon.

Don, the fourth named Atlantic storm of the hurricane season, has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving west at a speed of 20 mph, the NHC said in its 11 a.m. advisory.

The NHC said Don, which will move through the Windward Islands late Tuesday, is forecast to weaken into a low pressure trough late Wednesday when it’s off the northern coast of Venezuela.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from Don’s center.

“Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated higher amounts across Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the southern Windward Islands through Wednesday. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas,” the NHC said in a statement.

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