Posted: Aug 25, 2010 6:18 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 25, 2010 6:19 AM
Hurricane Danielle has strengthened a little as it swirls far out over the Atlantic.
After unexpectedly losing strength Tuesday, Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 85 mph. Additional strengthening is expected over the next two days.
The hurricane is located about 795 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph.
In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Frank is gaining strength as it moves away from Mexico's southwestern coast. Frank's maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph and the storm could become a hurricane later in the day.
Tropical Storm Frank is located about 200 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 9 mph.