Tropical Storm Don 2/29/2011 3am CDT

Colleagues, The forecast remains the same as from the very beginning. FORECAST: Tropical Storm Don has winds of 45-50 mph, and is located in the Central Gulf, headed WNW at 12 mph. It will make landfall very late tonight or early tomorrow morning half way between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande. From there Don will move up the northern side of the Rio Grande and dissipate as it crosses into northern Mexico

DISCUSSION: Don is over toasty Gulf waters, but wind shear and dry air are limiting development. Throughout the day, Don will be weakening.

NEXT FORECAST: The next tropical storm development.

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