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All eyes on Lee

Too early to tell impacts
Lee
Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-06 17:50:03-04

BALTIMORE — You may have heard a lot about this storm already. If you haven't you might soon. There is a lot out there about hurricane Lee. Here is what we know as of Wednesday September 6th.

Lee

There are already many posts out there about a potential landfall with this storm. Those forecast are way too far out and unreliable. What we do know is Lee gained tropical storm status on Tuesday Sept. 5th and became a category 1 hurricane on Wednesday September 6th. It is forecast to become a major hurricane (category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale) by Friday morning. That is very quick and what we call rapid intensification.

By the weekend Lee could be up to a cat 4 storm. That would mean there are maximum sustained winds at 130-156 miles per hour. The northern Leeward islands could see impacts by Saturday and Sunday. If you are someone you know plan to travel there give them a heads up.

You might run across images of Lee making landfall in the US. I want to stress again it is too early to make that call, but know we will be watching this storm and have a much better and reliable idea of where is will head by the weekend/next week.

If you are reading this after September 6th - know the forecast has been updated an we will do our best to keep you informed here!