Published: Aug 22, 2010 9:57 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 22, 2010 6:57 PM EDT

MIAMI  - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Danielle has formed in the Atlantic far from the US. 

Maximum winds with the system have strengthened to 40 mph.  More strengthening of the storm is expected over the coming days, with the possibility of becoming a hurricane by Tuesday.

Currently, the forecast cone for the storm calls for a gradual turn toward the north.

Danielle becomes the fourth tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season.

(Image courtesy National Hurricane Center)