Hurricane Danny heads to the C’bean with weak future

Bridgetown, Barbados (CMC) — Hurricane Danny continues to churn towards the Eastern Caribbean, but while maintaining its strength forecasters say it could ultimately fall apart because conditions in the region are not favourable for development.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami say computer models now show Danny getting no stronger than a weak Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph, barely above hurricane threshold.

Some models also show Danny disintegrating into a tropical wave.

The storm is moving west at about 10 mph and is expected to cross over the Leeward Islands on Monday as a hurricane.

It’s forecast to weaken to a tropical storm again Tuesday, positioned off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico and entering an area of dry air.

Meanwhile, a disturbance southeast of Bermuda off the east coast is expected to develop into a tropical or sub-tropical system as it moves slowly northward. It poses no threat to land at this point.

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