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Tropical Storm Leslie Moving North Over Atlantic, Tropical Storm Michael Forms

Leslie, Michael remain no threat to land

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012  |  Updated 11:29 PM EDT
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Tropical Storm Leslie as of 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Tropical Storm Leslie continued moving northward over the Atlantic while Tropical Storm Michael formed Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

As of 11 p.m., Leslie had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph as it moved north at 2 mph about 500 miles south-southeast of Bermuda.

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Leslie was expected to continue moving north with little change in strength forecast over the next couple days.

The storm was no immediate threat to land and there were no watches or warnings in effect, though swells from Leslie could affect portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for another day with swells affecting Bermuda and the U.S. east coast from central Florida northward for the next several days.

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Further out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Michael formed and was stationary with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph.

The storm was about 1215 miles west-southwest of the Azores and there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Michael is expected to make a slow northward motion and little change in strength is expected over the next 48 hours.

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