At 8 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 54.1 West. Danny is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Danny is expected to be near the Leeward Islands by Sunday night or Monday morning.
Recent reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Danny has weakened below hurricane strength, and the maximum sustained are estimated to be 65 miles per hour with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
Danny is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Leeward Islands through Monday. No other rainfall information is available.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, and St. Martin. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
The National Hurricane Center is advising U. S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic to continue monitoring the progress of Danny. Additional watches or warnings may be required for portions of these areas tonight or Sunday.
The next complete advisory will be issued at 11 p.m.
VITEMA joins the National Weather Service in advising the marine community to remain vigilant. Marine conditions may rapidly deteriorate as Danny makes it approach to the Virgin Islands.
VITEMA Director Mona Barnes is urging the public to continue to make final preparations for the arrival of storm weather conditions and to stay informed and vigilant.
For more information on preparedness visit
www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov.