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Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic – Sun Sentinel

Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic a few hundred miles east of the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said Monday afternoon.

Asked if Don was a threat to Florida, U.S. Navy Hurricane Specialist Dave Roberts said “negative.”

That’s because Don was pretty far south and was also expected to dissipate within 72 hours after encountering unfavorable conditions.

“We’re expecting the environment to become more of a hindrance because of the [wind] shear,” Roberts said.

The government of Barbados upgraded the tropical storm watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines to a tropical storm warning with the 11 p.m. advisory.

Warnings mean tropical storm conditions are expected within 24 to 36 hours, while watches mean those conditions are possible over that time frame.

Don is the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season’s fourth named storm — the latest in what’s been a busy start to the season.

According to a tweet from hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach at Colorado State University, on average it takes until Aug. 23 to reach the fourth named storm of the season.

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