Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens to hurricane 810 km from Bermuda

Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens to hurricane 810 km from Bermuda

It's producing numerous showers and thunderstorms extending from Central America eastward through Hispaniola, according to the latest Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, October 5, 2018, due the presence of Tropical Storm Leslie over the Atlantic.

On Wednesday, the NWS meteorologists are forecasting a 20 percent chance of rain and a high temperature near 91 degrees. Leslie has been stationary through much of Wednesday, but a slow northward motion has now started to take hold, continuing through the end of the week.

At 11:00 p.m., Leslie was centered about 510 miles east-southeast of Bermuda.

The storm was moving toward the southwest at 3 miles per hour.

Strong north-easterly winds will gradually turn northerly as the storm progresses, according to the Bermuda Weather Service.

Tropical Storm Leslie, which was forecast to attain Category 1 hurricane strength tonight, continues to buffet the island with winds.

Swells from Leslie are also being felt at the US East Coast, the Bahamas and most of the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

If the system were to become a tropical storm, it would be named Michael.

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