MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Danielle formed
over the open Atlantic far from land Sunday and could become
a hurricane by Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane
Center said.

Danielle, the fourth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic
hurricane season, was located 725 miles west of the
southernmost Cape Verde Islands and was moving northwest at 23
miles per hour.

It carried top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour
and was forecast to strengthen slowly over the next
few days. It would become a hurricane if its top winds reach 74
mph.

Danielle posed no threat to land or energy interests and
was expected to eventually curve more to the north on a path
that would keep it over open seas at least through Friday,
forecasters at the hurricane center in Miami said.
(Reporting by Jane Sutton; editing by Chris Wilson)