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Monday morning Tropics check (09/25/2017)

Hurricane Maria Advisory and Forecast track (11am 09/25/2017)
Hurricane Maria (09/25/2017)
Hurricane Lee Advisory and Forecast track (11am 09/25/2017)
Hurricane Lee (09/25/2017)
Hurricane Maria Advisory and Forecast track (11am 09/25/2017)
Posted at 10:26 AM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 10:26:00-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Two hurricanes are under focus for this Tropics check: Lee and Maria.

Lee continues to swirl in the open Atlantic as a Category 1 hurricane with winds sustained at 90 mph.

While strengthening is expected to continue as the storm pushes west, soon a turn to the northeast is anticipated. This cyclone is NOT a threat to land.

Hurricane Maria is a Category 1 hurricane. As of the 11:00am ET advisory, the system had winds of 80 mph.

The system was located around 315 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The system is expected to move north as a slowly weakening hurricane, possibly bringing tropical storm force winds to parts of North Carolina before accelerating northeast away from the U.S.

A summary of watches and warnings associated with Maria are below:

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* CAPE LOOKOUT TO DUCK
* ALBEMARLE AND PAMLICO SOUNDS

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH OF DUCK TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER
* NORTH OF SURF CITY TO SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT

A STORM SURGE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* CAPE LOOKOUT TO DUCK

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the First Alert forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.

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