Danny downgraded to a tropical storm

Danny downgraded to a tropical storm

The storm that has had many people watching the Atlantic Ocean over the past week has been having a rough time over the past 24 hours. What is now Tropical Storm Danny has been weakening every since it moved into an area of less favorable conditions, which includes good shear and dry air.

When Danny reached its peak a few days ago it was considered a category three hurricane, which is considered a major hurricane.  The storm has been tracking off to the west northwest and has sustained winds at 60 mph as of the 10 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.

The storm is forecast to move toward the leeward islands where there are currently tropical storm watches out for the Northeast Caribbean Sea. The forecast cone shows the storm will move along the islands and continue to encounter obstacles along the way that will cause it to weaken all of the way down to a tropical depression as it approaches the Bahamas.

With the storm continuing to weaken, and still a good distance away we are not considering it a threat for South Mississippi, but we will continue to watch it closely.

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