As of 5:00 PM EDT, Michael had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving in a northwesterly direction at 12 mph according to the Miami Harold.
The storm is currently a category 1 hurricane, but is expected to weaken to tropical storm status as the day progresses.
The National Hurricane Center
says hurricane force winds extend outward from the eye approximately 25 miles and sustained tropical storm winds extend up to 80 miles. There are no land masses in the path of Michael.
Although Micheal does not currently pose a danger of making landfall, NBC Miami
reports Hurricane Leslie is about 550 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph .