(6:02 p.m. EDT) -- A new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic, reports the National Hurricane Center. The center of Tropical Storm Danny is located 390 miles east of Nassau, Bahamas, and about 735 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
According to the 5 p.m. advisory from the NHC, Tropical Storm Danny's maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour, with strengthening possible in the next few days.
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
No itineraries have been impacted at this time.
Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports
Danny is currently moving in a west-northwest direction across the Atlantic. The storm is expected to continue in a northwesterly direction through Thursday, with a turn toward the north forecasted for Friday.
The storm is likely to cause rainfall in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. According to the NHC's five-day forecast, Danny could make landfall in North Carolina late Friday or early Saturday and continue up through New England and Canada.
We'll keep you updated.
--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor
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Tropical Storm Danny Forms in the Atlantic
August 26, 2009