MIAMI, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Tropical Depression Four strengthened into Tropical Storm Danny on Tuesday and is forecast to become the first hurricane of the season sometime later this week, weather officials said.
The storm, which was situated 1,595 miles east of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean, was moving slowly, about 12 mph west-northwestward had maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.
The storm poses no immediate threat to land but could create problems for the eastern Caribbean early next week, The Weather Channel reported.
The National Hurricane Center upgraded the depression to a tropical storm Tuesday evening. The center says Danny could become a Category 1 hurricane by Thursday, making it the first full hurricane of the 2015 season. By Sunday, the storm could be a Category 2 hurricane.