Tracking the Tropics: Don to Strengthen Steadily Through Friday Afternoon

Tropical Storm Don has outrun atmospheric wind shear, sits over anomalously warm water, has outrun the dry air he was entraining, and has developed outflow jets on the southeast quadrant and western semicircle.  A quick expansion of the central dense overcast resulted Thursday evening, and the storm may strengthen to a 70-75 mph tropical cyclone by late Friday, en route to Padre Island, TX, for a Friday night landfall.

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