At 5:00pm, the center of Hurricane Danny was located near latitude 14.5 degrees north, longitude 49.1 degrees west or about 1043 miles southeast of the British Virgin Islands. Hurricane Danny remains classified as a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts, however, continued weakening is expected over the next several days and Danny is expected to be a strong tropical storm when it moves through the Leeward Islands early Monday.
Reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Danny is now a Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The maximum winds are estimated to be 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. No additional intensification is expected, as Danny is moving into an area of unfavorable upper-level winds, and a weakening trend is expected to begin later today. Consequently, no adjustment to the forecast intensities from the previous advisory is required.
At 11:00 a.m.,Hurricane Danny was upgraded to a Category Two Hurricane. The center of hurricane was located near latitude 14 degrees north, longitude 48.2 degrees west or about 1146 miles south east of the British Virgin Islands. Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 miles per hour (mph). A turn toward the west is expected on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph with higher gusts.