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Michael and Leslie Remain Hurricanes in Atlantic

Pair of hurricanes over Atlantic remain no threat to land

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012  |  Updated 10:57 PM EDT
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Leslie at 11 p.m.

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Hurricane Michael was a Category 2 storm of the year over the Atlantic as Hurricane Leslie remained almost stationary Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

As of 11 p.m. Michael had maximum sustained winds near 105 mph as it moved northeast at  5 mph about 930 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

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Michael is a small but powerful tropical cyclone, but remained no threat to land. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The hurricane was expected to turn toward the north and northwest with some gradual weakening possible by Friday, according to the NHC.

Meanwhile, Leslie was nearly stationary with maximum sustained winds at 75 mph and with a track that puts it near Bermuda sometime Sunday.

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Leslie was about 430 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. The hurricane is expected to gradually strengthen over the next 48 hours.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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