Bermuda Must Closely Watch Hurricane Leslie;TS Michael Strengthening Some More

By: hurricaneben , 9:50 PM GMT on September 05, 2012

The island of Bermuda is on high alert right now as Leslie has been upgraded to a hurricane and further strengthening is expected before a likely brush by the small island. Leslie has winds of 75 MPH, a category one. More strengthening is expected and Leslie should become a category two hurricane by Friday then potentially reach major hurricane status by the weekend as it is currently forecast to pass dangerously close to Bermuda. Hurricane force winds is a strong possibility in Bermuda along with a potentially dangerous storm surge--in other words, preparations should be made soon because impact could be as early as Saturday.

TS Michael
Tropical Storm Michael now has winds at 70 MPH and it could become a hurricane by tonight however it is not a threat to land.

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A tropical disturbance partially associated with the remnants of Isaac has emerged southward into the Gulf Of Mexico and is decently organizing. A TD/TS is possible from this one before most models loop it around across the Florida Peninsula by late weekend. It has a 40% chance of TC formation by Friday afternoon, according to the NHC. Florida Peninsula should watch it regardless for a soaking that may impact the weekend.

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