Tropical Storm Danny headed toward US East Coast

Posted Aug. 28, 2009, at 9:40 a.m.
In this Aug. 28, 2009 satellite image released by NOAA, Tropical Storm Danny is shown in the Atlantic Ocean. Danny has weakened over the Atlantic and is barely a tropical storm. But a tropical storm watch for the North Carolina coast remains in effect early Friday. Large swells from Danny are expected to produce dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents along the U.S. East Coast over the next day or two. (AP Photo/NOAA)
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In this Aug. 28, 2009 satellite image released by NOAA, Tropical Storm Danny is shown in the Atlantic Ocean. Danny has weakened over the Atlantic and is barely a tropical storm. But a tropical storm watch for the North Carolina coast remains in effect early Friday. Large swells from Danny are expected to produce dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents along the U.S. East Coast over the next day or two. (AP Photo/NOAA)

MIAMI — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Danny has weakened over the Atlantic and is barely a tropical storm.

But a tropical storm watch for the North Carolina coast remains in effect Friday morning. Large swells from Danny are expected to produce dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents along the U.S. East Coast over the next day or two.

Danny’s maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 kph).

The storm is centered about 355 miles (570 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and moving north-northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). A turn to the north with an increase in speed is expected later in the day.

The storm is expected to bring rain and wind to Maine on Saturday.

For the latest information on Tropical Storm Danny, visit our weather page at http://www.bangordailynews.com/weather.html

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