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Tropical Storm Don degenerates into an open wave over Caribbean

Crews were boarding up windows at homes and hotels across the southeastern Caribbean on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Don approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. [National Hurricane Center]

Crews were boarding up windows at homes and hotels across the southeastern Caribbean on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Don approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. [National Hurricane Center]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Don pelted the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain on Tuesday before dissipating, the National Hurricane Center said.

At 11 p.m., the remnants of Don were near Grenada and moving to the west at 25 mph. and this motion was expected to continue during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm warnings and watches were canceled.

Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph with higher gusts. These winds are occurring over the waters of the far southeastern Caribbean Sea.

The remnants of Don are expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of rain, with isolated higher amounts, across Trinidad and Tobago, the southern Windward Islands and northeastern Venezuela through today. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas, the Hurricane Center said.

In the Pacific, meanwhile, Hurricane Fernanda continued to gradually weaken far out to sea. It was centered about 1,375 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and was moving to the northwest at 9 mph.

And newly formed Tropical Storm Greg got a little stronger as it edged away from the Mexican coast. It was centered about 490 miles southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo with winds of 50 mph. It was moving west at 10 mph.

2017 HURRICANE GUIDE: Find evacuation maps, shelter locations and other helpful information.

Tropical Storm Don degenerates into an open wave over Caribbean 07/18/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:39am]
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