Hurricane Lee heads toward northeast United States, Canadian Maritimes as Category 2 storm with a large wind field

Hurricane Lee (Category 2), which formed from a Tropical Depression on September 5, 2023, is a strong Cape Verde hurricane (previously Category 5) is progressing across the Atlantic Ocean toward the United States.  New England and the Canadian Maritimes are also bracing for impacts from Hurricane Lee, including a huge wind field, damaging surge waves, and flooding.

Friday morning about 7:00 a.m., Hurricane Lee was about 310 miles southwest of Bermuda, progressing northward over the Western Atlantic.

Boston is under a Tropical Storm Watch with a variety of watches east of New York city to Caribou, Maine. In Canada, The Canadian Maritimes including the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island located near the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of St. Lawrence are in the path of severe weather. 

Hurricane Lee is the thirteenth named storm, the fourth hurricane, and the third major hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.  Hurricane Lee originated from a tropical wave that moved offshore from West Africa into the tropical Atlantic a few days earlier. (Thursday about 7:00 a.m. ET)