09/06/2012 03:39 pm ET

The Curious Case Of Hurricane Isaac And Colliding Storms

Although we’re still in the thick of an unusually active hurricane season, and despite the fact that the recovery from Hurricane Isaac has barely begun, the U.S. seems safe for the moment from tropical storms. Out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Leslie has graduated to hurricane status, making it the sixth hurricane of the year, but while it’s heading for a direct hit on Bermuda, that's the only place under a near-term threat. Tropical Storm Michael, meanwhile, should become the season’s seventh hurricane by Thursday morning, but it’s not threatening anything other than the open waters of the Atlantic.

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