Hurricane Lee Potent Category 4; Trajectory Still Uncertain

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Fighting wind shear, Hurricane Lee has weakened somewhat from a Category 5 on Friday and will likely pass north of the Leeward Islands. Its path is uncertain regarding possible impact in Bermuda, Atlantic Canada, and the Northeast Seaboard.  Lee is centered over 500 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, moving west-northwest.  Wind speed has decreased below 160 mph making it a potent Category 4 storm.  Lee’s center is forecast to pass north of the northern Leeward Islands, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but those areas may still see outer bands of heavy showers, some gusty winds, dangerous surf and rip currents.  Lee’s trajectory next week is much less certain as it is expected to take a northward turn.  The “recurve” projected from computer models may not be sharp enough to avoid all land areas.