Tropical Storm Don forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Don has formed out in the Atlantic Ocean, but Florida is not expected to be impacted by the system.

The National Hurricane Center made the announcement at 5 p.m. Monday.

By 11 p.m. Don was 355 miles east-southeast of Barbados with winds at 45 mph and 60 mph gusts.

The storm was moving due west at 18 mph and forecast tracks have it continuing to move in that direction, possibly hitting the Lesser Antilles by the end of the week.

An Air Force Reserve crew found the storm small and well-defined but not particularly well-organized. Don is expected to dissipate within 72 hours.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados and St. Lucia.

Be sure to download the Local 10 Hurricane Survival Guide to keep you safe before, during and after a storm. 

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