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Tropical Storm Lee to Become ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Atlantic Hurricane

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Tropical Storm Lee is Set to Become 'Extremely Dangerous' Atlantic HurricaneLee moves W-NW in the Atlantic, near the Leeward Islands as a hurricane.

But when it approaches the islands, any changes in its course might have a greater effect both there and elsewhere.

Anyone in the eastern Caribbean, which includes the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the Leeward Islands, needs to pay particular attention to the forecast.

Although it is still too early to say whether this system will directly affect the US mainland, even if the hurricane remains at sea, the East Coast may once again be in danger from hazardous surf and rip currents.

Over the Labor Day weekend, a rip current claimed the life of one individual in New Jersey.

According to the National Hurricane Center, which forecasts the storm will build quickly, Lee developed earlier in the morning in the central tropical Atlantic and moved through unusually warm waters before becoming a tropical storm on Tuesday.

When a storm rapidly intensifies, its winds get stronger over a short period. A phenomenon made possible by warm ocean waters, it is defined by scientists as an increase in wind speed of at least 35 mph in 24 hours or less.

This week, Lee will travel gradually to the west-northwest and encounter conditions that are more and more conducive to strengthening:

Nearly the whole length of the prospective cyclone’s anticipated course is covered by abundant moisture, little wind shear, and unusually warm water.

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