Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at 12:45 PM EDT shows a weak tropical wave just to the east of the Lesser Antilles with showers and thunderstorms. Further east, Tropical Storm Danny moves westward with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and is expected to strengthen into a Hurricane. (Weather Underground via AP)

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

Danny’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days.

The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Danny is a small storm with hurricane-force winds only extending outward up to 10 miles (20 kilometers) from the center.

The storm does not currently pose a threat to any land.

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