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Danny fizzles out over the Caribbean — but behind it …

ROSEAU, Dominica — Tropical Storm Danny brought rain and strong winds Monday to the islands of the eastern edge of the Caribbean and then quickly dissipated as it headed east.

The system weakened into a tropical depression and then degenerated to a trough of low pressure, with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph as it passed through the Leeward Islands and crossed into the Caribbean Sea.

The storm and its remnants were expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain in the Leeward Islands and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, as well as in drought-stricken Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The National Hurricane Center planned no further advisories on the storm.

Behind Danny: Forecasters were watching an area of showers and thunderstorm activity associated with another low pressure system labeled, for the time being, Invest 98L. It was plowing westward at 20 mph about 1,250 miles east of the southern Lesser Antilles at 8 a.m. Monday and had become more organized since the day before. If that trend continued, it was expected to become a tropical depression by Monday evening. It was given a 90 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Erika by Wednesday.

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