Forecasters have their eyes on Hurricane Danny; the first storm of the Season to have developed into a full blown storm. According to the Hurricane Center in Washington, Danny has exploded to life overnight and is now a hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph. Hurricane Danny’s forward speed is just 12 mph, meaning it is still about four days away from reaching the eastern Caribbean if it maintains this speed. The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Danny to maintain its hurricane strength through Sunday as it approaches the Lesser Antilles islands. The Hurricane Center suggests Danny will continue west toward the Caribbean over the weekend, reaching the Lesser Antilles on Monday and then weakening to a tropical storm. By Tuesday, Danny could be close to Puerto Rico, though there’s still a lot of uncertainty about whether Danny will be able to maintain any intensity through early next week. And given what we know now, it is still far too uncertain for anyone beyond the Leeward Islands to be on alert for Danny. The center stresses that the storm won’t reach the Leeward Islands for another four days, and a lot can change in the meantime. We’ll keep monitoring this storm and bring you updates.
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