Graphic of  the position of Tropical Storm Danny
Graphic of the position of Tropical Storm Danny

Tropical Storm Danny is likely to become the region's first hurricane by Sunday or Monday, forecasters say.

Overnight Tropical Storm Danny changed slightly as it headed towards the Lesser Antilles; the storm is located about 1595 east of the Windward Islands.

Danny is currently moving towards the east at about 12 miles an hour; maximum sustained winds are about 50 miles per hour.

Danny is expected to strengthen a to a category two hurricane on Sunday before weakening to a category one storm as it gets closer to land.

"Danny could be threat to land late Sunday or early Monday," weather forecaster Marshall Alexander told State-owned DBS radio this morning. "The system is expected to pass just north of Dominica most likely as tropical storm or a category one hurricane."

Residents are advised to keep a close watch on the progress of Tropical Storm Danny, Marshall said.