Hurricane “Lee” intensified into a Category 5 storm, then weakened back to a Category 2 storm. The hurricane is expected to ramp up to Category 3 or 4, before weakening again as it moves north toward slightly cooler water.
Currently, the forecast track of Lee takes the storm far enough north of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to spare them any catastrophic damage, but the islands could see gusty winds and heavy surf. At this time, the track is supposed to be west of Bermuda, though they could see a period of wind and showers.
It should also for the most part stay east of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. (it may get close enough for some stronger wind and rain in New England, particularly in coastal Maine). The storm is more likely to move into Nova Scotia, where some more significant wind and rain are likely.
Here’s the probability of tropical storm force winds ( 1 minute average wind of 39 mph or greater).
Here’s the key points on Hurricane “Lee” in Spanish. Quite a few of our weather words come from the Spanish language (hurricane, tornado, derecho, El Nino, La Nina). We have the Garcia Method of forecasting snow. BTW, if you’re interested in weather in South America – check out the Metsul website.
Jova intensified to a Category 5 hurricane well off the west coast of Mexico. It then diminished to a Tropical Storm and is becoming a tropical depression. It’s moving northwest and that motion will change to west or west-southwest. The storm has been and will continue to be no threat to land.