Leewards Islands on Tropical Storm Watch
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis as Danny remains on track for the Leeward Islands.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), at 2.00 p.m. the center of Hurricane Danny, now a Category 1 Hurricane, was located near latitude 15.5 North and longitude 52.4 West or about 635 miles East of the Lesser Antilles.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane Force winds extend outward from the centre up to 15 miles and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A turn toward the west and an increase in forward speed is expected later today or tonight.
On the forecast track, the center of Danny is expected to approach the Leeward Islands Sunday night or Monday morning.
According to the forecast, Danny is expected to produce two to four inches of rain over the Leeward Islands through Monday.