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Friday morning Tropics check (10/12/2018)

Posted at 4:15 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 02:29:27-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- More focus can be shifted away from Michael to talk about two other tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and a disturbance in the Caribbean Sea.

Michael: Michael is now a post-tropical cyclone, meaning it isn't a tropical storm anymore. As of the 5:00am advisory on Friday, the non-tropical low pressure system that is Michael has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. It is quickly moving to the NE, offshore of the Del-Mar-Va region.

Leslie: Yes, Leslie is still around. 63 advisories later, and the hurricane continues to dance about in the Atlantic. As of the 5:00am advisory, Leslie has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. It is moving ENE at 28 mph. Soon, the storm will approach Morocco, Africa. The storm will turn to the south and likely become non-tropical by late Sunday. Before then, it may bring tropical storm conditions to Madeira Island in the eastern Atlantic.

Nadine: The newest tropical storm was a Cape Verde system that formed earlier in the week. As of the 5:00am advisory on Friday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. It is expected to become a depression on Saturday, likely dying off soon after. This is no threat to land.

In addition, a disturbance in the western Caribbean is expected to develop. In this general region, there is a 30% chance of development for a potential tropical depression. This system will move into Central America, regardless of development.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

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