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UPDATE: Danny Develops as Atlantic's 4th Tropical Storm

Danny forecast track (11pm 08/18/2015)
Posted at 3:48 PM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-19 10:35:51-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- A persistent wave of disturbed weather in the open Atlantic has further organized and became the hurricane season's fourth named storm Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Danny is located about 1,500 miles from the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.  It has peak winds of 50 mph late Tuesday night, and is moving west-northwest at 14 mph.

Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to continue move west or west-northwestward in the near future, over a patch of marginally warm ocean waters that may sustain its strength.  Upper-level winds are lighter in the region surrounding the storm, which can aid in more strengthening.  A ridge of high pressure to the north of Danny should keep the storm on a general west or west-northwest path.

In the extended, indications show Danny moving into the Caribbean as a Category 2 hurricane by the weekend.  Beyond that time, the upper winds may increase and available moisture may become limited, which can possibly lead to some weakening.  There's considerable uncertainty in regards to the status and strength of Danny after the weekend.