It was cruising west at about 25 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday at 11 p.m. While Leslie may not last that long, some form of storm will be out in this area of the Atlantic over the next week. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts.
"It is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic", the public advisory says.
As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the state reported 455 road closures.
NHC forecasters predict Leslie will likely be absorbed by a larger low-pressure system by mid-week.
The Weather Authority is tracking four tropical disturbances or depression (s) brewing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The disturbance is next in line to become a tropical depression - an upgrade is expected by Sunday morning. Further weakened by dry air and strong wind shear, Isaac dissipated in the Caribbean on September 15.
Local forecasters continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Depression #11 and Tropical Storm Kirk.
Leslie is a subtropical storm in the open Atlantic, about 1,100 miles west of the Azores.
Below is additional information from the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two. They identified an area that needed to be repaired, and a contractor was immediately sent to the site and began the repairs Sunday afternoon.
The 5 a.m. update on Tropical Depression 11.
Tropical Storm Kirk has formed earlier today off the coast of Africa.
"It could threaten parts of the Windward Islands Thursday or Friday of this coming week with strong to perhaps damaging winds and heavy rainfall".