Hurricane Lee, currently active in the Atlantic, is expected to undergo rapid intensification, becoming an extremely dangerous major hurricane. The storm, transitioning from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Wednesday, is projected to reach major hurricane status, potentially reaching Category 4 with winds reaching up to 150 mph by Saturday.
As of now, Hurricane Lee is positioned approximately 1,200 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The forecast indicates that Lee is likely to pass north of the Caribbean Islands during the weekend, resulting in minimal direct impacts on these islands, primarily limited to rough surf and rip currents.
Looking ahead, the spaghetti models suggest that Lee will veer north before reaching the Turks and Caicos Islands, with Bermuda potentially falling within its trajectory. It’s worth noting that long-range forecasts are subject to change, but current models indicate that Lee may track parallel to the East Coast. If this path holds, the East Coast would not experience direct impacts but could anticipate significant surf and rip currents in the vicinity by late next week.