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LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie weakened slightly as is headed toward Portugal and Spain on Saturday, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The Category 1 storm was hundreds of kilometers southwest of Lisbon, Portugal, and 935 kilometers (580 miles) east of the … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla— The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael is speeding over the Carolinas on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is moving northeast at 23 mph (37 kph) with … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Florida— The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south-southwest of Macon, Georgia. The low-level … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Possible tornadoes reported in central Georgia

PANAMA CITY, Florida — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 8:45 p.m. Hurricane Michael has begun weakening as it charges across southwestern Georgia with damaging winds and rains. It has dropped from a once formidable Category 4 to a bottom-tier Category 1 storm. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the eye of … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Possible tornadoes reported in central Georgia

MIAMI | Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

MIAMI — A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to intensify ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. Michael could strengthen into a major hurricane with winds topping 111 mph (178 kph) by Tuesday night before an expected strike on the Panhandle or … Continue reading MIAMI | Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

MIAMI | Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

MIAMI — Newly named Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen to a hurricane as it heads to the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday. The hurricane center upgraded the tropical depression in the Caribbean to a named tropical storm, saying it had winds of up to 40 mph (65 kph). The storm could … Continue reading MIAMI | Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

MIAMI | Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

MIAMI — Forecasters say a tropical depression in the Caribbean could strengthen over the next several days and become a hurricane by midweek. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the tropical depression could strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday. The hurricane center advised residents along the northeastern and … Continue reading MIAMI | Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane