TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center is tracking Hurricane Lee, Tropical Storm Margot, a tropical depression, and a disturbance in the Atlantic.

Tropical Depression 15

A new tropical depression formed in the central Atlantic Friday morning and currently sits about 1,105 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, according to the NHC.

The system had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and was moving northwest at 14 mph.


The NHC said Tropical Depression 15 is expected to be a tropical storm by Saturday and could be a hurricane late this weekend well northeast of the Lesser Antilles.

Hurricane Lee

The NHC said Hurricane Lee is a large and dangerous storm that’s located about 370 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and 250 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Lee’s maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph. The NHC said little change in strength is expected by tonight, however, it is expected to become post-tropical and begin weakening by Saturday.

“It is still expected to be a large and dangerous storm when it reaches eastern New England and Atlantic Canada,” the NHC said.

Lee’s hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 345 miles.

The storm is expected to turn toward the north-northeast and move across Atlantic Canada Saturday night into Sunday.

Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

  • New Brunswick from the U.S./Canada border to Point Lepreau, including Grand Manan Island
  • Nova Scotia from Digby to Ecum Secum

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • Bermuda
  • Westport Massachusetts northward to the U.S./Canada border
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Nantucket
  • New Brunswick from the U.S./Canada border to Fort Lawrence, including Grand Manan Island
  • Nova Scotia from Fort Lawrence to Point Tupper

Tropical Storm Margot

Tropical Storm Margot weakened into a tropical storm Friday morning.

The NHC said Margot’s maximum sustained winds were 65 mph. The storm is forecast to make a slow, clockwise loop during the next day or so. By Monday, Margot will make a faster northeastward motion.

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Forecasters are also watching a tropical wave that is expected to emerge off the west coast of Africa by the middle part of next week.

The tropical wave could possibly develop as it moves westward across the eastern tropical Atlantic. It has a 20% chance of development over the next seven days.