SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Danny remains a tropical storm on Sunday morning. Danny has weakened significantly over the last few days. The tropical storm is expected to impact the eastern Caribbean islands by early Monday.
The Sunday 7am update from the National Hurricane Center lowers Danny's max winds down to 50 miles per hour. And its minimum pressure has risen to 1001 millibars, a sign of continued weakening. It is now moving west at about 15 miles per hour.
Danny has lost its hurricane status as expected. It will continue to weaken as it moves west-northwest this week. NHC says Danny may weaken to tropical depression strength by as early as Tuesday when the system nears Puerto Rico. By Thursday, Danny is expected to reach near the Bahamas as a weak low pressure system with its maximum winds forecast to be at 30 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches have been issued several Leeward Islands. Tropical-storm-force winds and up two to four inches of rain are expected over the Leeward Islands through Monday.
Danny is the first hurricane and the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season. It became a hurricane on Thursday morning well east of the Lesser Antilles, peaking at category 3 strength on Friday afternoon.
We'll be tracking Danny all week long. But, it still appears that the storm is no threat to the Gulf Coast. Stay updated and monitor the latest tropical forecasts from WLOX so that you can make informed decisions regarding the weather.