Leslie upgraded to hurricane

Subtropical Storm Leslie reforms in the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Leslie reforms in the Atlantic

Meanwhile, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, Tropical Storm Leslie has strengthened slightly in the central Atlantic Ocean, according to the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

At 6am today, Leslie was 500 miles east of Bermuda and was stationary, with winds of 75mph gusting to 92mph.

Tropical storm Leslie grew in intensity to become a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday, but now poses no threat to land, Cuba's meteorological institute Insmet reported.

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

Those swells could cause unsafe 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 north-easterly winds will gradually turn northerly as the storm progresses, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. A northward movement is expected to begin late Wednesday and continue through Friday night.

If the system were to become a tropical storm, it would be named Michael. This pulse is not expected to be as big as last weekend's swell, primarily because the storm is not as big as it was late last week, but it will still be pretty solid for some.

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