By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Friday, July 21, 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 680 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland
Tropical Storm Don
DON HOLDING STEADY IN STRENGTH OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC
According to the NHC advisory number 32…
Don is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A turn to the north is expected on Saturday followed by a northeastward motion on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible over the next several hours, however, weakening is forecast to begin by Saturday night, Don is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.
Central Tropical Atlantic:
Shower activity associated with a small area of low pressure located roughly midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles is showing signs of organization.
Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive, slow development is expected and this system will likely become a tropical depression by early next week while it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic.
Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…high…70 percent