Tropical Storm Danny, the fourth named tropical system of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed.
At 5:00 p.m. today, Danny is located in the open Atlantic Ocean about 1,600 miles east of the Windward Islands, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and higher gusts, according to a National Hurricane Center bulletin.
The tropical storm is currently moving westward, with a turn toward the west-northwest tomorrow, the bulletin states.
According to the latest National Hurricane Center forecast track, Danny is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday and begin nearing the Lesser Antilles — about 1,800 miles away from the Jersey Shore — by early next week.
There is no immediate threat to any land mass.
If Danny does become a hurricane, it will be the first of the current season.