Don approaches Texas coast, Atlantic system may become Emily

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday July 29, 2011 – A large tropical wave accompanied by a well-defined low pressure system continues to show signs of organisation and the latest report from the National Hurricane Centre places the system about 1150 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles the National Hurricane Center said.

The system has a medium chance, 30% of becoming a tropical cyclone as “environmental conditions are conducive for further development”. It is moving west or west-northwestward at 15-20 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Centre said this afternoon in an advisory at2:00 p.m. Barbados time.

Meanwhile the centre of Tropical Storm Don is approaching the coast of south Texas with rainbands alread spreading onshore. A report issued buy the National Hurricane Centre at 4:45p.m. Barbados time indicates that the centre of Don is located at 26.9N and 96.2W. Maximum sustained winds are 50MPH,

“Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles mainly to the north and east of the centre” it said. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)