Wednesday 5PM update on TS Danny

Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center in Miami:

Poorly organized Danny moving West-Northwestward at a slower forward speed.

Interests in the Bahamas and the Southeastern United States should monitor the progress of Danny.

For storm information specific to your area in the United States...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office.

At 500 pm edt...2100 utc...the center of tropical storm Danny was located near latitude 25.2 north...longitude 71.2 west or about 390 miles...625 km...east of Nassau and about 735 miles...1185 km...

South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny is moving toward the West-Northwest near 12 mph...19 km/hr.   A general Northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected tonight and thursday...with a turn toward the north expected on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph...75 km/hr...with higher gusts.   Slow strengthening is possible during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km from the center.

The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft is 1009 mb...29.74 inches.

Danny is expected to cause storm total rainfall of 2 to 3 inches...

With maximum amounts of 4 inches...over the central and northwestern Bahamas.   Storm total rainfall of 1 to 2 inches are expected over the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands.