Atlantic Tropical Storm Danny strengthens; no threat to land

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 11:00 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Danny is strengthening over the Atlantic Ocean but remains well out to sea.

The storm is the Atlantic's fourth named storm of the season. On Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said it was located about 1,505 miles (2,420 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph).

The storm currently poses no threat to land; there are no watches or warnings in effect. The hurricane center said some additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days, and Danny is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.