TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor hurricanes Lee and Margot along with a disturbance that popped up in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Lee’s expansive wind and wave field is progressing northward over the western Atlantic, the NHC said.
Lee is forecast to pass west of Bermuda on Thursday evening. It will approach the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada between Friday and Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm’s winds are near 85 mph, with higher gusts.
Meteorologists said Lee is weakening but it is expected to remain a large and dangerous hurricane for the next couple of days.
The following watches and warnings are in effect:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
- Stonington, Maine to the U.S./Canada border
- New Brunswick from the U.S./Canada border to Point Lepreau,
including Grand Manan Island
- Nova Scotia from Digby to Medway Harbour
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
- Westport Massachusetts northward to the U.S./Canada border
- Martha’s Vineyard
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
- New Brunswick from north of Point Lepreau to Fort Lawrence
- Nova Scotia west coast from north of Digby to Fort Lawrence
- Nova Scotia southeast coast from north of Medway Harbour to
Several areas could also see anywhere from one to four feet of storm surge.
Hurricane Margot is forecast to meander within weak steering currents on Friday and make a small clockwise loop over the weekend.
The storm’s winds are near 75 mph, with higher gusts. It’s located about 655 miles west of the Azores.
Disturbance in Atlantic
The NHC is monitoring a disturbance that is likely to become a tropical depression in the next day or so.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Cabo Verde Islands is gradually becoming better organized.
Forecasters give the system a 90% chance of development over the next two days and a 90% chance of development over the next seven days.