By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Storm Don…is located about 795 miles west-southwest of the Azores
Tropical Storm Don
DON STRENGTHENING OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC
According to the NHC advisory number 23…
Don is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h). The storm should move generally west-northwestward on Thursday into Friday and then turn northwestward or northward on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast over the next day or so, with little change in intensity expected afterwards through Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.
Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
Cloudiness and showers continue over the eastern tropical Atlantic centered a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands in association with a tropical wave.
While dry air should prevent significant organization during the next few days, environmental conditions could become more conducive for some development by this weekend while the wave moves westward across the central tropical Atlantic at about 20 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…low…20 percent