Northern Leewards under tropical storm warning
Four Caribbean islands have been placed under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Danny makes its way towards the Leeward Islands.
The warning has been issued for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis, and these islands can expect to experience storm conditions within the next 24 hours.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and the US Virgin Islands, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, while the government of France discontinued the watch for Guadeloupe, St Barthelemy and St Martin.
According to the latest advisory from the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, at 11:00 a.m. the centre of the storm was located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 57.3 West.
Danny is moving toward the west near 15 mph and it is expected to continue toward the west northwest over the next 48 hours.
“On the forecast track, the center will move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands late tonight or early Monday,” the advisory said.
Danny is packing winds of near 50 mph but some weakening is forecast over the next two days. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
Danny is expected to produce two to four inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico, through Tuesday.