Hurricane Danielle explodes to Cat 4 sotrm
Hurricane Danielle Strengthens (Wall Street Journal)
MIAMI—Hurricane Danielle has become a Category 4 storm far out over the Atlantic.Danielle's track has turned significantly and the hurricane will pass well to the east of Bermuda. The island will still be affected with heavy winds and rain but will at least miss a direct hit by the center of the storm.
Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Friday to nearly 135 miles per hour, with some additional strengthening possible.
Danielle is located 545 miles southeast of Bermuda, and is forecast to pass east of that island on Saturday night.
Because of Danielles size, rip currents will likely be felt along the eastern seaboard from South Carolina to New Jersey and potentially further north.
Riptides could be headed to Jersey Shore because of Hurricane Danielle (Star Ledger)
Hurricane Danielle is expected to churn up the surf along the Jersey Shore even though it's far out in the Atlantic.
The waves could increase the risk of rip currents.
The National Weather Service says swells kicked up by the storm should begin to arrive along the coast early Saturday.
Forecasters say the surf could perhaps remain rough into the middle of next week.
Beachgoers are advised to swim only on beaches where lifeguards are stationed.
Danielle is forecast to pass well east of Bermuda on Saturday night.
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