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Danny is now a category three hurricane

Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 21, 2015

At 2 pm Friday, a National Weather Service hurricane hunter aircraft investigated Hurricane Danny and measured the maximum sustained winds at 115 mph, making Danny a category three hurricane.

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Danny will move into an area of dry air and some wind shear, and this will weaken the storm over the next few days.

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The forecast track continues to bring the center through the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  It should weaken enough to be downgraded to a tropical storm.

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Computer models continue to show the potential for a northwestward shift towards the Bahamas and Florida next week.  A lot can change between now and then, but that is the basic trend as of now.

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More details can be found in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker and in the CBS 6 Weather Authority App.