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Tropical Storm Don forms in Atlantic

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Window for tropical development to open in Atlantic this week

The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center has Don continuing off to the west through the week.

A low pressure area roughly 1,000 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands has a chance of developing into a tropical storm over the next several days, the National Hurricane Center reports.

Details about the current winds and direction will be available after 5 p.m., the hurricane center said.

After that, less favourable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

Forecasters gave Invest 95L a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next 48 hours.

Window for tropical development to open in Atlantic this week

Hurricane Hunters flew around the storm Monday afternoon and discovered the storm had organized enough to be upgraded.

It was located about 1,650 miles to the east of Hilo, Hawaii and was moving west-northwest at 10 mph.

Its chance of formation is around 20 percent within the next two days, or 30 per cent in the next five days.

Hurricane Fernanda remains in the Eastern Pacific and is now located an estimated 1645 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

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