Tropical Storm Danny continued to weaken as it bore down on the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, including St. Kitts, Nevis and Antigua.
Danny was 350 miles (563 kilometers) east-southeast of Antigua with top winds of 50 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 8 a.m. New York time advisory. Its storm-strength winds of at least 39 mph reach out 60 miles from its core.
“Tropical storm conditions expected over portions of the Leeward Islands tonight,” according to the advisory from the Miami-based center. “Danny is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Leeward Islands through Monday.”
Danny is the fourth storm of the six-month Atlantic season, which ends on Nov. 30. On Friday, it peaked as a Category 3 storm, a major hurricane, on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.
Tropical storm warnings, meaning conditions will arrive within 24 hours, have been posted for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. A storm watch is in effect on St. Maarten and St. Martin, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius.
Additional watches and warnings could be issued later for other islands including the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Danny is forecast to continue to weaken and become a tropical depression sometime Monday.