Tampa Weather Today: Update on Hurricane Lee as of September 12, 2023

As the tropics intensify, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring two hurricanes and a disturbance with a 70% chance of developing.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Lee is still a large and powerful hurricane. The storm is now classified as a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of around 115 mph.

Lee is around 575 miles south of Bermuda and traveling west-northwest at about 7 mph.

Meteorologists forecast Lee to move slowly west-northwest over the next day before turning north by midweek.

Forecasters anticipate Lee will pass west of Bermuda in the coming days.

According to the NHC, Lee’s hurricane-force winds stretch up to 80 miles from the center. Tropical storm-force winds can be felt for up to 185 km.

Lee’s swells are hitting parts of the Lesser Antilles, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas, and Bermuda are all included.

Dangerous surf and rip current conditions are also affecting the southeastern United States shore.

Conditions are predicted to move northward across much of the United States. The NHC forecasts rain on the East Coast during the next four days.

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