Tropical Storm Leslie continues its westward movement with little change in strength. The storm is about 845 miles east of the Leeward Islands and about 2,300 miles southeast of Macon. It is moving west-northwest at 17 mph, and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days with a decrease in forward speed.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 65 mph, and strengthening is forecast. Leslie could become a hurricane this weekend. Tropical storm force winds extend outward about 70 miles from the center of the storm.
There are no warnings/advisories associated with Leslie, and at this point it does not pose a threat to land.
Isaac remains a tropical depression. The center of the storm is about 25 miles northeast of Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is moving to the north-northwest at 11 mph. A turn to the northeast is expected over the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 25 mph, and Isaac should continue to weaken as it continues to move over land.
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Hurricane Kirk continues moving north in the central Atlantic. Kirk is about 825 miles east of the Bermuda and about 1,900 miles to the east of Macon. Kirk is moving to the north at 13 mph, and a turn towards the northeast is expected over the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 105 mph. Kirk is a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely today, and Kirk is expected to weaken on Saturday. Hurricane force winds extend outward about 15 miles from the center of Kirk, and tropical storm force winds extend about 70 miles outward.
There are no warnings/watches associated with Kirk, and it does not pose a threat to the U.S. coast.