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Tropical Storm Nadine Forms Over Atlantic

New tropical depression forms as Leslie, Michael weaken

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:55 PM EDT
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Tropical Storm Nadine as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tropical Storm Nadine formed out over the Atlantic Tuesday, becoming the 14th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

As of 11 p.m. Nadine had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it moved west-northwest at 15 mph about 1080 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm emerged as a tropical depression earlier Tuesday before strengthening into a tropical storm.

Nadine is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours and turn northwestward by Wednesday morning. It remained no threat to land and there were no watches or warnings in effect.

Meantime, Leslie became a post-tropical cyclone and Michael weakened into a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday.

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Leslie, which began the day as a tropical storm, became a post-tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph as it moved north-northeast at 45 mph about 130 miles north-northwest of St. Johns, Newfoundland.

The center will move away from Atlantic Canada later Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said in its last advisory on Leslie.

A tropical storm warning was in effect for Newfoundland from Indian Harbour to Triton.

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Meanwhile, Michael had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it moved north-northeast at 31 mph about 1025 miles west-northwest of the Azores at 5 p.m. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Michael was expected to continue weakening and become absorbed by a cold front on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said in its last advisory on the storm.

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