Tropical Storm Danny takes aim at Caribbean
MIAMI, USA – Tropical Storm Danny swirled toward the Caribbean Sunday, August 23, as forecasters warned that some popular vacation destinations could see downpours.
The storm – downgraded from a hurricane – was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain to the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday, August 25, the National Hurricane Center said.
Danny was located some 215 miles (345 kilometers) east of Guadeloupe and 260 miles (420 kilometers) east southeast of Antigua, according to the latest update from the Miami-based forecasters.
Currently packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kilometers per hour), Danny was expected to weaken further over the next 48 hours and become a tropical depression by late Monday, August 24, or early Tuesday, according to the NHC.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla.
On its present trajectory, Danny's center is expected to move over the Leeward Islands late Sunday or early Monday. – Rappler.com