Hurricane Heading Towards East Coast?
By Quincy Vagell on September 2, 2012, 4:20pm
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The CMC model, shown above, brings Hurricane (to-be) Leslie up the East Coast.
Tropical Storm Leslie is still many days away from any landfall. The storm is tracking towards the northwest and is located considerably further north than Isaac was.
With that said, most of the forecasts turn Leslie towards the north, at a relatively slow rate of speed. Beyond that, the model consensus takes Leslie near Bermuda and eventually turns her towards the north-northeast as she gets pulled out to sea.
A few computer models have kept the forecast track further to the west, including the 00z run of the GFS and especially the 12z run from the CMC.
At this point, the upper level pattern does not support a storm approaching the East Coast. In fact, it is very unlikely that the storm will make a landfall anywhere along the eastern United States. With that said, the storm could potentially come close enough to give fringe effects to some.