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DANNY UPDATE: Little change last 24 hours

1 year 2 months 1 week ago August 19, 2015 Aug 19, 2015 Wednesday, August 19 2015 August 19, 2015 6:48 PM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Tropical Storm Danny has hit a rough patch, struggling to strengthen over the last 24 hours.

1,300 miles from the Lesser Antilles as of 4pm Wednesday, the storm will not affect any land over the next 48 hours. While there isn't an active threat for Louisiana, state officials continue to encourage hurricane preparedness as is typical every hurricane season.

Moving west at 10-15mph with maximum winds of 50mph and a minimum pressure of 1000mb, Danny is expected to slow down and strengthen over the next two days.

National Hurricane Center forecasts have updated to show the storm peaking at category one, rather than category two status, before weakening back to a tropical storm before crossing the Windward Islands on Monday.

Danny is approximately 3,000 miles away from Coastal Louisiana. Therefore it is far too early to project what, if any, impact the storm could have on the United States. Providing one would be speculative and irresponsible.

As Danny approaches the Caribbean, there is a very large region of dry air that the storm will need to overcome in order to survive. In addition, a strong area of wind shear is forecast to weaken but persist through the Central Atlantic—also detrimental to storm maintenance. The latest forecast models show a slight west-northwest turn for Danny leaving it at the northern half of the Lesser Antilles by Monday Afternoon. From that point, model reliability decreases while forecast uncertainty increases.

All throughout hurricane season, we remind you to monitor the tropics, have a storm plan and stick with News 2, wbrz.com/weather and our weather team on social media for the latest.

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