Leslie may strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday night- U.S. NHC

Subtropical Storm Leslie reforms in the Atlantic

Leslie becomes Tropical Storm over central Atlantic Ocean

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Leslie is beginning to turn northward far out in the Atlantic Ocean.

This storm does not pose a threat to Florida or the US, but swells generated by Leslie will create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along our east coast for most of the week.

Tropical Storm Leslie is located 445 miles northeast of Bermuda and is moving to the north-northwest at 14 mph (22 km/h).

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.

Leslie is moving toward the north near 8 miles per hour, and this general motion should continue through Friday night.

Those swells could cause risky surf and deadly rip currents, the NHC said noting that a turn to the east is expect this weekend following an increase in forward speed.

Strong winds today are forecast to gradually ease by tomorrow night, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. A slow southwest movement is expected for around another 12 hours, then a sharp turn back to the north. Leslie's minimum central pressure is now 986 mb. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, October 5, 2018, due the presence of Tropical Storm Leslie over the Atlantic.

Now dissolved Tropical Storm Kirk was the last storm to make a landfall.

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