Leslie becomes a hurricane, still no threat to land

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Leslie has continued to strengthen overnight, and as of the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Leslie has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 Hurricane with winds of 75 miles per hour. Leslie isn't currently moving. However, it is just sitting in its current location.

Eventually, it will gain forward momentum, but it won't move off to the south like it has been the last few days. Leslie will ultimately turn back to the north where it will continue to move away from land.

  

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The good news with Leslie is that since it's remaining mainly out to sea, it won't have major impacts on the land. It will, however, create high wave heights for Bermuda, and even create dangerous rip currents along the east coast of the U.S. by the end of the week.

 

We want to reiterate that Leslie is no threat to land, which means no threat to Southwest Florida. Stay with the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking Team for the latest tropical updates.

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