Data coming in from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft at mid-evening indicates that the central barometric pressure in Tropical Storm Don is falling rather rapidly at this time. Satellite imagery (shown above) also indicates that thunderstorm activity is currently increasing on all sides of the center.
I would expect the current and forecast wind speeds to be upgraded on the next National Hurricane Center advisory at 10pm CDT. Don also appears to be taking a turn back toward the Northwest after the 60 mile or so jog to the Southwest that he took earlier this evening....
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