MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Danny has formed in the open Atlantic off the Bahamas, and forecasters say it could get stronger as it moves toward the U.S.
The storm has top winds of 45 mph and is moving to the
west-northwest at 18 mph. As of 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the storm's
center was about 445 miles (715 kilometers) east of Nassau, Bahamas
and about 775 miles (1,250 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
The current forecast has the storm on a path to clip the U.S.
East Coast over the weekend, but a storm's track can be difficult
to predict days in advance. People in the Bahamas and the
southeastern U.S. are advised to monitor the storm.
Meanwhile, far out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Ignacio has
weakened as it moves northwest with top winds of 45 mph.