Hurricane Lee Expected to Intensify to Category 4

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Hurricane Lee is now forecasted to become a category 4 or near category 5 by this weekend.  Currently the center of the hurricane is about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is tracking west-northwest at about 14 mph.  It is currently forecasted to pass well north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but those areas will still likely see gusty winds, rainfall from the outer rain bands and dangerous sea conditions. Lee is expected to curve to the north next week, but meteorologists are unsure if the storm will curve enough to avoid landfall.  The hurricane could potentially make landfall in the Northeast U.S. or even parts of Atlantic Canada.  Regardless of where it goes, meteorologists say it will still bring dangerous conditions from the Southeast U.S. up through Canada’s Atlantic coast.