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Hurricane Danny strengthens in the Atlantic

MIAMI -- Hurricane Danny, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, has strengthened a little more.

Danny upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane. Maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 85 mph and additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours but it will begin to weaken after that.

The storm is the Atlantic's fourth named storm of the season.

The hurricane is centered about 1,030 miles east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Danny is a small storm with hurricane-force winds only extending outward up to 10 miles from the center.

The storm does not currently pose a threat to any land.

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