Miami: Forecasters say people in the Bahamas and from the Carolinas north along the East Coast should keep an eye on Tropical Storm Danny, which was strengthening as it moves toward land.

The storm has top winds near 85 kph and is moving northwest near 17 kph. On Wednesday night, the storm’s centre was about 595 km east-northeast of Nassau, Bahamas, and about 1,090 km south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The current forecast has the storm on a path to clip the U.S. East Coast over the weekend, but a storm’s track can be difficult to predict days in advance.

Meanwhile, far out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Ignacio is weakening and expected to become a tropical depression as it moves northwest with top winds of 64 kph.