Tropical Storm Don forms off the coast of South America

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Tropical Storm Don began pelting the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and was moving west at 18 miles per hour on Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Grenada in advance of Don. Don is forecast to remain at tropical storm strength on the SSHWS in the coming days, before gradually weakening and dissipating by 06:00 UTC on Friday July 21.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say the storm will dissipate by the end of the week, and now poses no threat to the USA mainland.

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Tropical Storm Don will likely remain a tropical storm, never reaching hurricane status, before fizzling out in the Western Caribbean when it runs into strong wind shear, a notorious hurricane killer. Sustained winds near 60 miles per hour are possible on Wednesday as it passes north of Aruba.

The system, named Invest 96L, is now moving westward over the central tropical Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Don formed off the northeast coast of South America on Monday evening.

There was no discussion in the Tuesday 5 a.m. advisory of the storm threatening the continental U.S.in the future.

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A second tropical wave in the Atlantic has a 30 percent chance of development.

"Warning "Tropical Storm Don" has just turned into a category 1 Covfefe", wrote Twitter user Paul Michael Ainger.

Some gradual development was possible over the next few days while the system moves slowly toward the west-northwest or northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

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