Triple Threat of Storms Loom in Atlantic

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The height of hurricane season has arrived with three storms churning in the Atlantic Ocean.

The triple threat includes Danielle, which has caused dangerous rip currents along the East Coast.

Hurricane Earl is getting stronger and could brush past the Carolinas by midweek. Earl is currently packing 100 mile-per-hour winds and growing stronger.

Hurricane watches are in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands and meteorologists are watching the storm closely.

"Earl will continue to strengthen," said Jeannette Calle of AccuWeather. "It could become a major hurricane over the next couple of days. Earl could approach the Outer Banks of North Carolina as early as Thursday night."

The storm's track is still uncertain, but it could brush the mid-Atlantic Coast by the end of the week

Meanwhile, many beach goers were cautious along the eastern seaboard over the weekend as Hurricane Danielle brought high waves and deadly tides.

Hurricane Danielle was a Category 4 storm at one point. Though the storm has weakened to a Category 1, it remains dangerous -- causing rip currents from New Jersey to Florida. Lifeguards were forced to rescue dozens of swimmers from the rough waters.

"It's definitely very, very strong," said Joe Palmer, a New Jersey lifeguard. "If you are not an above-average swimmer, we're not recommending anybody out past their knees."

"The rip tides are pulling you all the way across nearly to the middle of the next beach over," said Anthony Tigano, a Washington Township resident.

Also out in Atlantic, another weather system is developing. Forecasters said this system could develop into the next named storm known as Fiona, sometime in the next day or two.

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