Tropical development in Gulf possible by next week

Mindy Sparks
October 6, 2018

The storm would be named Michael if it becomes more organized. In a public advisory issued Tuesday morning, the NHC explained that the storm, which is about 540 miles from Bermuda, is moving toward the southwest at a slow pace of about 7 miles per hour. Leslie is now located about 455 miles east of Bermuda.

"Large swells generated by Leslie are expected to continue during the next few days across the southeastern coast of the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Greater and Lesser Antilles", the hurricane center said. Risky swells could also be experienced farther south in the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

"I'm thinking somewhere between a 50 mile (81 kilometer) per hour tropical storm that's really no big deal - and a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mile per hour winds", Masters said.

A handful of late-day showers or storms will remain a possibility over the next few days. Don't look for much relief from the heat as highs drop only into the upper 80s and lows low-mid 70s.

A likely chance for tropical development is expected in the Northern Caribbean or Southern Gulf of Mexico Sunday or Monday.

There remains no threat to land as the hurricane continues to pace around in the open Atlantic waters.

The historical "peak" or hurricane season was on September 10.

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