ORLANDO, Florida — Michael is now a post-tropical system but still contains strong 65 mph winds as it races northeast, south of New England. 

All U.S. coastal tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued.

As the remnants travel east-northeast at 29 mph, it will produce high wind and heavy rain from coastal New Jersey to southeast Massachusetts before emerging into the cooler waters of the north Atlantic.

Michael made landfall early Wednesday afternoon near Mexico Beach as a major Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. The pressure dropped to 919 mb before landfall, making it stronger than Hurricane Andrew when it made landfall with a minimum pressure 922 mb.

According to records going back to 1851, no storm Category 4 or greater had ever made landfall in that part of the state. It was the third lowest pressure of landfalling hurricane in the U.S. on record.

— Maureen McCann and David Heckard


Tropical Storm Nadine continues to weaken in the eastern Atlantic.

Nadine is moving west-northwest at 15 mph with winds down to 40 mph. This storm poses no threat to land and will likely become a remnant low on Saturday. 


Hurricane Leslie continues to rapidly move across the far eastern Atlantic as a Category 1 storm. It remains a hurricane this evening with winds of 85 mph.

It is located about 405 miles south of the Azores. It is moving rapidly to the east-northeast at 35 mph.

A tropical storm warning continues for Madeira Island, which is west of Morocco. Gusty winds, heavy rainfall and large swell will impact the island over the next 12 hours.

Later this weekend, the system is expected to slow down, weaken, and turn toward Portugal and Spain.

Leslie will likely become a post-tropical system Saturday and will eventually dissipate by Monday.


We also have a broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean that we are watching. Conditions have become less favorable for development, and the system now has a very low chance of development.

Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.

Before-and-after satellite images

In these images taken by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite, the path of destruction can be seen as Hurricane Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach, Florida and traveled northeast: