Danielle is now a Tropical Storm heading to it’s watery grave west of Iceland. Earl, on the other hand, has a non-zero chance of hitting something.


Earl has become a hurricane, and is seemingly leveling off in its intensity. Earl is a Category Four storm with maximum sustained winds of almost 135 mph (214 kph) and stronger gusts.

Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos islands are threatened with hurricane level storm activity.

Earl is going to turn to the north and eventually northeast, but the storm will be heading roughly in the direction of North Carolina (which kinda sticks out into the Atlantic a bit) as it does so. There is a better than 50% chance that tropical force winds will menace the coast in that region. Thursday evening, Earl will be heading right for the Carolinas or northward and starting to turn. That is when you’ll want to check on it’s actual trajectory in case it changes between now and then.

The hurricane center is suggesting that “interests from the Carolinas northward to New Englad should monitor the progress of Earl”