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Wednesday morning Tropics check (10/03/2018)

Caribbean disturbance (10/03/2018)
Leslie advisory and forecast track (10/03/2018)
Hurricane Leslie (10/03/2018)
Wednesday morning Tropics check (10/03/2018)
Posted at 4:30 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 03:52:15-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Leslie continues to approach hurricane strength, and a Caribbean disturbance near Central America has a small, but growing chance of tropical development.

Leslie: As of the latest advisory, maximum sustained winds are at 70 mph. The tropical storm is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday. After a southwest movement, the storm will turn back to the north, staying over the open water not directly impacting land.

A disturbance in the western Caribbean Sea has a 30% chance of tropical development in the next five days. It'll be moving slowly to the north through the week. At this point in time, the system doesn't appear to pose a threat to the U.S., but it will continue to be closely monitored for 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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