ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression that formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean on Monday has strengthened into Tropical Storm Don. The storm is "barely" a tropical storm as of Tuesday, but is expected to intensify later this week.
By Tuesday evening, the center of Tropical Storm Don was located about 700 miles west of The Azores region of Portugal.
Don is moving toward the south-southeast at 7 mph and is forecast to turn southward and move more slowly by Tuesday night. It's then expected to turn toward the west and then northwest on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. It should remain over the open waters of the central Atlantic, the NHC said.
It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and a minimal central pressure of 1006 MB.
The FOX 35 Storm Team said Don will remain far away from Florida and the U.S.
Outside of Don, the tropics remain quiet with no significant tropical development expected in the next seven days. Depend on the FOX 35 Storm Team for more details.