As Hurricane Lee Strengthens, Travel Could Be Affected

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All eyes within the Atlantic are at the moment on Hurricane Lee, which has strengthened to a class 4 storm and will attain a class 5 as early as Friday. Hurricane Lee is the thirteenth named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season and the 4th hurricane. It is projected to succeed in its peak depth over the weekend and can pose a menace to the Southwest Atlantic throughout the early portion of subsequent week. 

Hurricane Lee strengthened quickly all through the day on Thursday, intensifying from a class one, early the identical morning. Though the storm is at the moment forecasted to make a flip, probably lacking the Southern United States, it may have an effect on elements of the Caribbean, because it intensifies. Marine warnings are in impact all through the Caribbean Sea and journey could also be impacted throughout shoulder season. 

How shut the storm will get to reaching land might not be decided till late within the weekend. Computer fashions present Lee transferring to a west-northwestern monitor, protecting it away from the US, however probably transferring it nearer to Bermuda. If Lee makes a slower flip to the North, the Eastern US might be weak to intense wind and rain, significantly areas north of the Carolinas. 

It’s nonetheless too early to inform simply how the hurricane will have an effect on the Northern Caribbean, however vacationers are inspired to observe Lee intently and to be ready for doable delays and adjustments to journey preparations. 

Depending on the trajectory, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Hispaniola, and the East Coast may expertise harmful rip currents and excessive surf. The British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will seemingly keep protected from the extra damaging results of Hurricane Lee, however may expertise rain and a few excessive winds. Though the current fashions are promising, this storm has the potential to be extraordinarily harmful and disruptive, so care ought to be taken when touring to the Caribbean and Southeastern US.

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