Hurricane Lee reaches Category 4 intensity as Tropical Storm Margot forms

Hurricane Lee reaches Category 4 intensity as Tropical Storm Margot forms

As the weather forces continue their dance in the Atlantic, Hurricane Lee has gained strength and achieved an impressive Category 4 status. At the same time, tropical storm Margot formed in the eastern Atlantic.

This Thursday, Hurricane Lee showed remarkable growth through rapid appreciation; With maximum sustained winds of 130mph, Lee now poses a significant threat near the northern Lesser Antilles.

The center of the storm is about 780 miles east of the northern Lesser Antilles. Lee is moving west-northwest at a speed of 15 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported in its latest bulletin as of 5:00 p.m. local time.

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NHC experts have warned against this Hurricane Lee is expected to maintain major hurricane status through the weekend and well into next week as it charts a west-northwest course.

The storm’s progression is expected to generate “extreme waves” and cause “hazardous surf conditions” that will widen on Friday and begin to affect the U.S. coast on Sunday.

Although no coastguards or warnings have yet been issued, the Lesser Antilles regions are advised to remain vigilant for Lee’s trail.

Formation of Tropical Storm Margot

Parallel to Lee’s rise, a tropical storm named Margot was materializing in the eastern Atlantic.

Currently, Margot has a maximum sustained wind speed of 40 miles per hour and is moving west-northwest at a forward speed of 17 miles.

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Forecasters believe that Margot will continue to tighten in the coming days. and could become a hurricane by the weekend. No Coastal Warnings or Coast Guards have been issued for Margot at this time.

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, as predicted by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), carries the potential for increased activity, underscoring the importance of preparedness and monitoring.