HOLT, Fla., Sept. 28, 2018–Post-tropical storm Leslie meandering in the Atlantic Ocean organized enough to regain subtropical storm strength according to the National Hurricane Center.
Leslie’s forecast is for the system to become a tropical storm sometime in the next three days.
The storm has been moving generally westward for the past few days but is expected to move in a southwesterly direction the next three-to-four days, according to the NHC.
The 11 a.m. NHC update forecasts Leslie to become a large and powerful post-tropical storm by Wednesday with winds increasing to hurricane strength by Thursday.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk is barely hanging on, barely meeting the criteria for a tropical storm, according to the NHC.
Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate Kirk’s maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph.
Another reconnaissance mission scheduled for tonight should give a better estimate of Kirk’s intensity.
By tomorrow morning, the cyclone will likely have degenerated into a trough of low pressure, according to the NHC.