Leslie becomes 6th hurricane of 2018, spot in Caribbean still under watch

Subtropical Storm Leslie reforms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Leslie, which was forecast to attain Category 1 hurricane strength tonight, continues to buffet the island with winds.

Tropical storm Leslie grew in intensity to become a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday, but now poses no threat to land, Cuba's meteorological institute Insmet reported.

Leslie is packing sustained winds of 70 miles per hour; the storm is expected to intensify into a hurricane by or early Wednesday.

Forecasters expect the hurricane to stay way out in the ocean for the next few days and the Met Office says it is still too early to say exactly what impact it will have on the UK. It was moving west-southwest at about 5mph.

Waves kicked up by the storm are forecast to increase along the southeast U.S. coast over the next few days, and also affect the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles as well as Bermuda.

Swells from Leslie are also being felt at the US East Coast, the Bahamas and most of the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, October 5, 2018, due the presence of Tropical Storm Leslie over the Atlantic. This pulse is not expected to be as big as last weekend's swell, primarily because the storm is not as big as it was late last week, but it will still be pretty solid for some.

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