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Long-lived Leslie is finally meeting its demise over Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Leslie first formed on Sept. 23 and meandered the waters of the Atlantic Ocean for weeks before making landfall in Portugal as a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday night, local time.
Leslie's winds left more than 300,000 people without power in Portugal, according to the Associated Press.
At least 27 people were injured in Portugal while hundreds of others were forced from their homes.
Lisbon, Leiria and Coimbra were reportedly hit the hardest with damage to trees, cars and homes and flooding rainfall.
Despite weakening, heavy rain, as well as gusty winds will sweep through northeast Spain into Monday morning.
Rainfall amounts of 25-50 mm (1-2 inches) are likely with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 100 mm (4 inches).
The last tropical system to take a similar trek into the Iberian Peninsula was Vince from the 2005 Atlantic Tropical Season. Vince briefly became a hurricane near the Azores, before making landfall in near Huelva, Spain, as a tropical depression.
Despite meandering in the Atlantic for weeks, Leslie did not become the longest-lived Atlantic tropical cyclone. This title is held by the San Ciriaco Hurricane from 1899, which killed thousands of people in Puerto Rico and lasted for nearly 28 days.
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Meanwhile, the lingering circulation and moisture from Michael, which caused catastrophic damage in the Florida Gulf Coast, will be traversing the Atlantic and could also eye the Iberian Peninsula by Monday.
Luckily, by this time, Michael will have all but dissipated, only bringing a few disruptive showers to northern Portugal and western Spain on Monday.
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