Danny weakens to a tropical storm, heads for Leeward Islands

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Posted: Aug 22, 2015 8:06 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Danny weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday as it headed for the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (105 km per hour), was about 520 miles (840 km) east of the Leeward Islands, the center said. Danny was moving west at about 14 mph (22 kph).

Tropical storm watches were in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin.

Danny has diminished in strength since it peaked as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph (185 kph) winds on Friday afternoon.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by James Dalgleish)