Hurricane Danny strengthens into Category 3 hurricane

Hurricane Danny is now a Category 3 Hurricane.

MIAMI (AP) –  Hurricane Danny has strengthened into a Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlantic far from land.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds Friday had increased to near 115 mph (185 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane is not expected to intensify, and a weakening trend is forecast to begin later Friday.

The hurricane is centered about 900 miles (1448 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Danny doesn’t currently pose a threat to land but the hurricane center says those in the Leeward Islands should monitor its progress.

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