Officials at Meteorological Offices in the Eastern Caribbean are warning residents to be vigilant, as a tropical storm, Danny, makes its way across the Atlantic.

Earlier today, Tropical Storm Danny was located 2,000 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles.

Director of the Met Office in Antigua and Barbuda, Keithley Meade, says while the system is still days away from making landfall, residents should remain alert.

Meade says the system will continue moving westward and is expected to make a turn to the west-northwest by Thursday.

Danny’s wind speeds were clocked at near 85-kilometers per hour with higher gusts.

Additional strengthening is forecast over the next 24 hours.

Tropical Storm Danny is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday and Central Florida News has predicted that the system may cross the Windward Islands early next week.

Danny is the fourth tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season.