Tropical Storm Don public advisory at 11 a.m.

Barbados remains under a Tropical Storm Watch at this hour.

Following is the full text of the latest bulletin on Tropical Storm Don:

The government of St. Lucia has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for St. Lucia.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Grenada
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Barbados
* Bonaire

Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, and Curacao should monitor
the progress of Don.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Don was
located near latitude 11.5 North, longitude 58.0 West. Don is moving
toward the west near 20 mph (31 km/h). This general motion is
expected through Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of
Don will move across the Windward Islands later today or tonight,
and then move westward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea on
Wednesday.

Reports from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate
that the maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65
km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast
before Don moves through the Windward Islands. The tropical storm
is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure late
Wednesday or Wednesday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb (29.86 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area
by late this afternoon and tonight. Tropical storm conditions are
possible in the watch area by tonight.

RAINFALL: Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
3 to 6 inches, with isolated higher amounts across Barbados,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the southern Windward Islands through
Wednesday. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods
and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

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