The storm is now expected to become a hurricane in two days, forecasters said.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Danny was about 1,500 miles east of the Windward Islands at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday night and was moving west at around 14 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Danny had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by Thursday, the Hurricane Center said.
The Weather Channel described the storm’s movement as slow, and predicted it could be a week before Danny approaches the eastern Caribbean Sea. There are no warnings or watches currently in effect on land, the Hurricane Center said.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) August 18, 2015
According to the Weather.com:
- Tropical Storm Danny was located about 1,445 miles east of the Windward Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean as of 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
- Maximum sustained winds were 50 mph with higher gusts.
- The tropical storm is forecast to steadily strengthen as it moves west-northwest over the next several days. Danny is forecast to become a hurricane later this week.
- It will be until early next week before Danny reaches the longitude of the Lesser Antilles.