Danielle's Rip Currents Threaten East Coast

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Danielle acquired at 10:25 a.m. EDT Friday Aug. 27, 2010.
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Updated 2:29 p.m. ET

Hurricane Danielle remains far out over the Atlantic, but the Category 2 storm is still expected to bring dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast.

Danielle's maximum sustained winds were near 110 mph on Saturday.

It is about 325 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and is forecast to pass well east of the island Saturday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch has been issued for the island. Large waves and dangerous surf conditions are expected.

Farther out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Earl has maximum sustained winds of 55 mph. It could strengthen into a hurricane by Saturday night. A tropical storm watch was in effect for several islands in the eastern Caribbean, including St. Maarten, Antigua and Montserrat.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Frank is rapidly losing strength off Mexico's coast.