MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Hurricane Lee passed to the west of Bermuda last night and has picked up more speed as it continues to slowly weaken. Lee currently has maximum winds of 80 mph and is moving to the north-northeast at 18 mph.
Lee is expected to be a tropical storm by Saturday afternoon/evening as it makes landfall near Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has not seen a direct landfall from a tropical system since Dorian in 2019. Dorian was a Category 1 hurricane when it came ashore. Lee will continue to indirectly affect the Grand Strand into the weekend with a high rip current risk, a high surf advisory, and a small craft advisory.
Margot weakened to a Tropical Storm early this morning and currently has winds of 65 mph and is moving to the southeast at 5 mph.
Margot is forecasted to continue to weaken throughout the weekend and into next week as it continues to meander in the central Atlantic. It will stay out to sea, 1500 miles east of Bermuda, and could bring impacts to the Azores.
Tropical Depression Fifteen has formed in the central, tropical Atlantic. This was a wave off the coast of Africa. It is forecasted to organize over the next several days. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Nigel by this evening. Further strengthening is anticipated. It will likely be the next major hurricane of the season as it heads northwest, again towards Bermuda.
Spaghetti plots predict the system moving very close to Bermuda, perhaps a little to the east and then continuing out to sea.