Most models are honing in on this system strengthening once it moves into the Gulf and many bring this system toward the Florida coast and into the southeast.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb.
SC and the Grand Strand are once again in the path of uncertainty of a tropical system. As of Saturday night, the forecast looks like western Florida could see the most intense part of the storm. The current forecast keeps the center east of MS, making landfall sometime Wednesday or early Thursday between Mobile and Panama City most likely as a tropical storm.
Large swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect portions of the southeastern coast of the U.S., Bermuda and the Bahamas during the next few days. The forecast is for this to become Tropical Storm Michael either late Sunday or early Monday morning.
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The latest advisory said sustained winds were near 30 miles per hour, with some higher gusts.
The potential storm does not yet have a predicted path, but NHS experts said they will be watching it carefully.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Leslie continues to churn in the mid-Atlantic - and even though it is no threat to land, it will impact the USA coast this weekend. The title of PTC 14 allows the National Hurricane Center to issue a forecast cone and advisories even though the disturbance hasn't reached tropical storm strength yet. The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season doesn't officially end until November 30.