Tropical Storm Leslie could pack a punch

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iol wld sept 1 tropical storm REUTERS The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico.

Miami - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Leslie has strengthened some in the Atlantic, while Tropical Storm Ileana has weakened in the eastern Pacific and should become a remnant low by Sunday.

The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Leslie has top sustained winds of 70 mph (110kph) and could become a hurricane this weekend. It was 550 miles (885kph) east of the Leeward Islands at 5am EDT Saturday and moving west-northwest on a course well to the northeast.

Ileana was about 510 miles (820km) west of the southern Tip of Baja California early Saturday, moving westward deeper into the Pacific.

Out in the Atlantic posing no immediate threat to land, Hurricane Kirk was some 830 miles (1,330 kilometres) south-southeast of Newfoundland, Canada boasting 75-mph (120kph) top sustained winds. - Sapa-AP

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