Tampa Weather Today: Updates on Hurricane Lee and Tropical Storm Margot

As we near the end of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on two named storms and two disturbances in the Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Lee remained a Category 3 storm Monday morning and is likely to grow more over the next day.

According to forecasters, Lee is traveling northwest at about 7 mph. By midweek, the storm is forecast to gradually shift north.

Lee will pass considerably north of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico during the next day or two.

Lee’s winds are still gusting at around 120 mph. According to the NHC, Lee will steadily deteriorate over the week.

The huge hurricane is causing swells in 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.

The NHC said these swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

“Dangerous surf and rip currents have begun to affect portions of the southeastern U.S. coast, and these conditions are forecast to spread northward along much of the U.S. East Coast during the next couple of days,” the NHC said.

The NHC is also keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Margot. Margo is forecast to intensify into a hurricane Monday night.

The storm’s greatest sustained winds are close to 65 miles per hour. It is roughly 1215 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and travelling at 8 miles per hour.

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