Florida’s East Coast could start to see dangerous surf and rip currents this weekend as powerful Hurricane Lee continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean.
As of midday Friday, Lee was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
“It is way too soon to know what level of impacts, if any, Lee might have along the U.S. East Coast, Atlantic Canada, or Bermuda late next week, particularly since the hurricane is expected to slow down considerably over the southwestern Atlantic,” the hurricane center said. “Regardless, dangerous surf and rip currents are expected along most of the U.S. East Coast beginning Sunday.”
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According to the NHC, Dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents are likely in the northern Leeward Islands beginning today. These conditions will spread westward and northward, affecting Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and Bermuda through the weekend.
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