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Friday, August 28, 2009

Tropical Storm Danny weakens further, will bump coast

Tropical Storm Danny has weakened futher overnight. Winds have dropped down to 45 MPH and the eye of the storm appears to be even more exposed than during last night. Expectations now are that Danny will not exceed 50 MPH at the peak of its development.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Nprth Carolina's Outer Banks. It does not appear that Danny will make a direct hit on the NC coast but heavy winds and rain are likely.

Tropical Storm Watch in N.C. Ahead of Danny (Fox News)

MIAMI — Forecasters have issued a tropical storm watch for the North Carolina coast ahead of Tropical Storm Danny.

Forecasters say large swells are expected to produce dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents along the U.S. East Coast over the next day or two.

The watch is in effect from Cape Lookout north to Duck, including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

Danny is following a path parallel to that of Hurricane Bill except it will be much closer to the US.

Danny to Graze US Soil (AccuWeather)

Tropical Storm Danny is taking a track that is somewhat similar to last weekend's Hurricane Bill. Danny will pass in between Bermuda and the Carolinas tonight before slamming into the Canadian Maritimes Saturday night.

Danny will be different from Bill in the fact that this storm will pass significantly closer to the East Coast. The center of Danny will move either near or over the islands off southeastern Massachusetts later Saturday. Danny will also not be a hurricane at this point.

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