Tropical Storm Don forms east of the Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Don forms east of the Windward Islands

The system, located about 750 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving west at about 15 mph, had no defined center early Monday but was expected to encounter conditions that could help it intensify.

An Air Force hurricane hunter is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon. Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected there starting late Tuesday.

After that, however, its future is murky.

At 11 a.m., Fernanda was still packing maximum sustained winds near 125 miles per hour.

Weather forecasters are monitoring two systems in the Atlantic, one of which has "medium" potential to become a tropical storm.

Meanwhile, in the eastern Pacific there is a full-fledged hurricane. Dubbed invest 95L, it is moving west at about 15 miles per hour with thunderstorm activity showing some signs of organization. The second wave is projected to take a more north-westward track and away from the island chain but we will continue to monitor both systems.

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.

Hurricane Fernanda is still a major hurricane today although weather forecasters expect the storm to begin weakening tonight.

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