A look at the NHC Tropical Weather Outlook map and it would seem that things are quite busy as we end the first full week of September. Busy is relative. While there is plenty to track, there are no significant threats to land areas, not even from Leslie.
As it turns out, the upwelling of colder water underneath the slow moving storm has taken a toll on the energy available for it to generate deep convection. This may change as Leslie moves a little faster and over warmer sea surface temps this weekend. As a result, it is possible that Leslie will become a hurricane again but no worries, Bermuda will be just fine and it looks like Newfoundland will as well. Just keep in mind the large swells that are continuing to radiate out from Leslie towards Bermuda and much of the East Coast of the U.S.
Elsewhere, the area in the Gulf of Mexico, 90L, is dwindling away and will not be an issue.
I will be watching a new area of interest just emerging off of Africa now as it has potential for development over the next several days. Odds are it will just turn north somewhere near 60 W longitude but this is not a 100% guarantee.
We are coming up on the peak time of the hurricane season and so far the numbers of named storms and hurricanes is fairly impressive. We have a lot of hurricane season left and the need to remain alert and prepared is certainly there. For this weekend, it looks great out there along our coastal regions. Go enjoy it.