TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hurricane Lee is steadily moving northward toward eastern New England and Nova Scotia this weekend.
Peak winds within the center of Lee are sustained at 80 mph as it moves north-northeast at about 15 mph, less than 250 miles southeast of Nantucket.
Lee's top wind strength will slip a bit over the next couple of days as it continues on its path to reach land in the Atlantic provinces of Canada this weekend. Lee will be transitioning from a tropical cyclone to a broad post-tropical storm system capable of causing a wide swath of strong wind gusts for coastal New England and the Canadian Maritimes provinces.
A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the New England coastline up to the US/Canada international border. A Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warnings are also up for parts of Canada.
The eventual remnants of Lee will wind up moving northeast into the far northern latitudes of the North Atlantic early next week.