TS Leslie Moving Slowly With Bermuda In Its Sights

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tropical Storm Leslie is moving slowly in the Atlantic with Bermuda in its sights.

Leslie's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 65 mph (100 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is expected and the storm could become a hurricane in the next day or two.

Leslie is centered about 490 miles (790 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving north-northwest near 2 mph (4 kph).

Swells generated by Leslie will continue affecting Bermuda, the U.S. East Coast, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.

Farther out, Tropical Storm Michael is moving slowly north in the Atlantic but poses no threat to land. Michael's maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 kph).

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