Hurricane Danielle has weakened to a Category 1 storm, the lowest on the scale, as it speeds deeper into the open Atlantic far offshore. It’s stirring up some big waves along the Cape.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported at 5 a.m. EDT Sunday that maximum sustained winds had ebbed to near 90 mph as Danielle lost bluster. The storm had been a Category 2 hurricane on Saturday with sustained winds of 105 mph before starting to lose strength.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Earl neared hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. A hurricane warning was in effect for several islands in the eastern Caribbean. Watches are up for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.