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Hurricane Danny Drops Some Strength; More Weakening Expected

Danny forecast track (11pm 08/21/2015)
Posted at 10:45 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-24 07:26:18-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- After a brief stint as a major hurricane, Hurricane Danny began an anticipated decrease in its force late Friday night.

The hurricane's highest sustained winds fell to 110 mph, according to the late-night update from the National Hurricane Center.  The hurricane is less than 900 miles east of the Windward Islands, and continuing to move to the west-northwest at 10 mph.

While Danny has undergone a cycle of intensification, conditions in the Caribbean are going to be less favorable for ongoing strengthening.  The presence of drier air and higher winds in the upper levels are causing the official forecast to lean toward a general weakening trend as it approaches some of the Windward and Leeward Islands early next week as a tropical storm.

Impact with upper elevations on some of the islands in the Greater Antilles may also lead for additional weakening in the long-range future as what's left of Danny may straddle the stretch of islands between Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos.