CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - As expected, a dramatic weakening in what was Hurricane Danny took place over the weekend. After briefly spending less than 10 hours at major Category 3 hurricane status and reaching max winds of 115mph on Friday, Danny quickly encountered drier air and higher wind shear, which has led to its rapid demise.
As of this early Sunday morning writing, Danny has weakened back down to a Tropical Storm with max winds of 50mph. The track still takes it across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where it will then emerge as a remnant low pressure system by the middle part of this upcoming week.
As far as any more potential storms on the horizon, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) currently is keeping an eye on a few other disturbances that could potentially develop into tropical systems.
The most promising of these is one in the far Eastern Atlantic, located more than 500 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands at this time. The NHC has given it a high 70% probability of formation within the next 5 days, so that will be our next area to watch into this upcoming week.
Until then, back home, we'll enjoy a quiet Back To School week! After a humid first day of school on Monday with an isolated afternoon bus-stop t-shower possible, the rest of the week will feel more Fall-like as humidity drops and highs retreat back to the 80s with dry conditions!