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Hurricane Danny Strengthens Into Category 3 Storm

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Hurricane Danny has gained a little strength as it moves across the Atlantic.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Friday had increased to near 85 mph (140 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some additional strengthening is possible but Danny should start weakening on Saturday.

The hurricane is centered about 985 miles (1,590 kilometers) east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Danny is a tiny hurricane with hurricane force winds only extending outward up to 10 miles (20 kilometers) from its center.

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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