Hurricane Lee Forms in Atlantic on Sunday
Hurricane Lee formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. update.
Lee is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph, located about 860 miles east of Bermuda and 1,370 miles west of the Azores islands.
It’s moving very slowly south.
“It is not a threat to land,” the National Hurricane Center said.
Lee originally developed about two weeks ago and strengthened to a tropical storm on Sept. 16 before weakening a few days later. But its remnants moved north and started to redevelop into an organized tropical storm.
The storm, according to forecasters, could strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is continuing to weaken and is now Category 2.
The storm is moving northward into the western Atlantic Ocean.
“Maria is likely to make a close brush with the North Carolina Outer Banks, Virginia Tidewater by mid-week,” the Weather Channel reported. And, it added, “Tropical storm or hurricane watches may be issued soon.”