Good evening everyone. Hurricaneville continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Danny as it heads up the East Coast of the United States. Currently, the storm is located 300 miles to the South of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, or approximately 765 miles to the South-Southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for the North Carolina coast from Cape Lookout to Duck including Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds, and a warning may be issued later as tropical storm conditions may occur there within 24 hours.
Danny still has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour. Minimum central pressure has dropped a bit to just 1006 millibars, or 29.71 inches of Hg. All in all though, things with Danny have remained status quo through the day. Some slight strengthening is possible, but not likely with Danny as it heads into more hostile upper level atmospheric conditions. The system is now headed toward the North-Northeast at about 8 miles per hour. A general North to North-Northeast motion is expected over the next couple days with an increase in forward momentum.
With this North to North-Northeast track, Danny is expected to be in the vicinity of the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Saturday morning, Southeastern Massachusetts by Saturday night, and into the Canadian Maritimes by Sunday. All interests along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard from North Carolina to New England should monitor the progress of this system. More watches could be issued. Tropical Storm Watches for the coastal waters off of Massachusetts have been changed to those for Gale Warnings or Nor’easters according to the afternoon weather statement from the NWS Station in Boston.