MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Leslie has strengthened into the sixth hurricane of the Atlantic season but still remains far from land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Leslie was 465 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. It had top sustained winds of 75 mph and was nearly stationary, moving north at just 2 mph.
Current models show Leslie could speed up and pass over or near Bermuda in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Michael was gaining strength farther out to sea.