Tropical Storm Danny continues to weaken, is expected to dissipate

Tropical Storm Danny’s projected path as of 11 p.m. Sunday.
Tropical Storm Danny’s projected path as of 11 p.m. Sunday.

The season’s first named hurricane continued losing strength Sunday.

Tropical Storm Danny is now expected to be a tropical depression by Monday morning and should dissipate in a couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. Sunday advisory.

As Danny continued to weaken Sunday evening, a tropical storm watch issued earlier in day for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was discontinued, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical storm warning remained in effect for Antigua, Barbuda and St. Kitts.

But South Florida is not in the clear from Danny’s remnants just yet.

“It’s looking better, but South Florida is not completely out of the woods,” National Weather Service meteorologist Kim Brabander said.

Brabander said several models still showed a track that could possibly land the remnants of the storm in South Florida later this week.

“We will likely get some rain,” he said. “Everyone should continue to monitor the updates.”

By 11 p.m. Sunday, the storm was 100 miles east of Dominica and moving west at 15 mph. While weaker, the storm had picked up speed from Saturday.

The center of the unusually small storm was expected to pass over the southern Leeward Islands early Monday. While the winds were sustained at 40 mph, the National Hurricane Center said wind gusts are higher.

The National Hurricane Center predicted that Danny could produce two to four inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday.

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