Hurricane Lee weakened on Sunday morning and moved slowly northeast of Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center (CNH) in Miami.
According to the 11:00 am bulletin from the NHC, Lee is currently moving at 8 mph, and is expected to slow further.
“At 5:00 am, the center of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 21.4 north, longitude 60.5 west. Lee was moving west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A slow movement towards the west-northwest is expected in the next few days,” CNH indicated.
Its winds have dropped to 110 mph, making it a Category 2 storm, but it is expected to strengthen again.
Currently, for the northern coast of Puerto Rico there is a warning of strong surf, ocean currents and for small boat drivers until Wednesday. This will probably last all week.
“Surges generated by Lee affected sectors of the Lesser Antilles, and continued west of the British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and Bermuda for the rest of the weekend. These surge is likely to cause life-threatening wave conditions and rip currents. “Dangerous surf and rip currents are expected to begin along much of the East Coast of the United States tomorrow and intensify into next week, ” the NHC said.