Tropical Disturbance Moving into Fl.; "Leslie" Grazes Bermuda; "Michael" (Not Buresh) Still in Central Atlantic, Strong Wave in E. Atlantic....
***** An elevated rip current risk at First Coast beaches due to easterly swells from "Leslie" continues - use caution at area beaches *****
The mid & upper level disturbance that was "Isaac" is weak & stretched out but adding tropical moisture to help fuel heavy showers & t'storms over the Eastern Gulf into Fl. No development but heavy rain will fall over much of Fl. in combination with a cold front.
continues to battle dry mid & upper level air with a wide circulation. The storm lashed Bermuda Sunday with heavy rain & tropical storm force wind gusts of 40-60 mph. The closest approach to the island will be roughly 125-150 miles to the east. "Leslie" should will increase its forward speed to the north or north/northwest as a strong upper trough approaches. Despite recent struggles, "Leslie" is still relatively well organized & will likely strengthen as it starts to accelerate north. The storm will stay far to the east of the U.S. & a little east of Bermuda but could affect parts of Nova Scotia & especially Newfoundland early in the week.
"Leslie" will be strong enough & large enough to continue to send an easterly swell to First Coast beaches through at least increasing the rip current risk....with at least an elevated risk continuing into early Mon.
"Michael" (not Buresh!) is still a well organized hurricane. The hurricane is likely to only move very slowly northwest then turn north & is no threat to any land areas. There may be some eventual interaction with much bigger "Leslie" in the N. Atlantic in the upcoming week.
A low latitude wave in the Central Atlantic will soon approach the Eastern Caribbean. It's not out of the question we could see some slow long term development.
A strong wave is in the far E. Atlantic brought very heavy rain & gusty winds to the Cape Verde Islands just off the African coast Sat. Forecast models develop this wave fairly quickly but are also showing pretty early recurvature. This wave could become "Nadine" as it moves due west but soon turns northwest.