Tropical Storm Don forms in Atlantic

The associated thunderstorm activity does show some signs organization, but still lacks a defined center.On Monday afternoon an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance plane is set to investigate the disturbance, if needed.If both systems become tropical storms or hurricanes, the next names on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane name list are Don and Emily. Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected there starting late Tuesday.After that, less favourable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.The second tropical wave is located to the east of Invest 95L, or about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands off Africa’s west coast.There remains a 40 percent chance of development over the next five days.The area of disorganized showers is near dry air, but some slow development is possible in the next week. It is about 500 miles east-southeast of Barbados and is expected to continue moving west between 15 to 20 mph.Hurricane Fernanda has continued to build strength in the Pacific Ocean but is heading farther out to sea and does not pose any immediate threat to land.