At 5 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 15.8 degrees north, longitude 60.5 degrees west. Danny is moving toward the west near 9 miles per hour, and a westward to west-northwestward motion is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Danny will move across the southern Leeward Islands later this morning and afternoon, and move into the northeastern Caribbean Sea by this evening.
Reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Danny is expected to become a tropical depression by this evening, and degenerate into a remnant low tonight or on Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Danny is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Tuesday.
On its current track, Danny should make its closest point of approach to the territory on Tuesday at 1 a.m. when the storm center passes some 78 miles to the south of St. Croix. At that time Danny is forecast to be a tropical depression with top winds of 35 miles per hour.
Marine conditions expected: 6 to 7 feet with occasional seas up 10 feet and winds between 20 and 25 knots with higher gusts mainly in squalls.