MIAMI (AP) — Leslie has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters say it could become a hurricane again before making a swing past Bermuda.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Leslie's top sustained winds have dropped to near 70 mph, below the hurricane threshold of 74 mph.
The storm has stalled in place over the open Atlantic about 410 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. It's not expected to start moving north again until tomorrow.
The center says the storm could regain hurricane intensity over the weekend.
APPHOTO NY4C: This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, September 06, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT shows Hurricane Leslie southeast of Bermuda with a broad area of convection. On the far east edge of the image, Hurricane Michael continues to track toward the northwest as a Category 3 hurricane. The monsoonal trough continues to bring showers and thunderstorms to northern South America as well as portions of Panama and Costa Rica. In the Gulf of Mexico an area of low pressure has a medium chance of tropical development. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND) (6 Sep 2012)
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