As expected, the effects of Leslie on Bermuda were not much more than a few power outages and some minor vegetative damage from the large circulation of the tropical storm. The weather will improve significantly by tomorrow as Leslie finally picks up some forward speed and moves out of the area.
However, now it’s time for Newfoundland to be ready and this could mean getting ready for quite an impact. The NHC mentions on their most recent update that Leslie could be transitioning from a tropical cyclone to an extratropical cyclone at about the time it makes landfall in Newfoundland. This means it is possible for hurricane conditions to be felt in the region as Leslie moves through. One key here is that the wind field will likely expand with this transition even though it looks as if Leslie already has an enormous wind field. Folks in Newfoundland will feel the effects from Leslie well before any center it has left arrives.
Elsewhere, 91L in the east Atlantic is taking its time to develop and when/if it does, I highly doubt it will get past 60 W longitude as this is the pattern we seem to be in right now. Obviously, we’ll watch it closely but I do not see any indication from the long range models that we’ll see any threats from the east Atlantic anytime soon.
I’ll have more here on Leslie and its expected effects for Newfoundland on tomorrow morning’s blog post. Be sure to check the HurricaneTrack app this evening for today’s video blog that was recently posted.