(CTN News) – According to the National Hurricane Lee Center, all eyes are on Tropical Depression 13, which is forecast to become a powerful Category 4 hurricane by the end of this week as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean.
As soon as it becomes a named storm, it will be given the name Lee, which will be the name given to the next named storm for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Lee season.
There are currently about 1,425 miles between the Lesser Antilles and the depression, which was formerly known as Invest 95L. The maximum sustained winds are expected to be 35mph and the minimum central pressure is expected to be 1008 mb.
In light of the fact that the depression is forecast to become a Category 5 storm in the near future, the conditions around it appear to be conducive to strengthening. An advisory by the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday warned that a Category 4 Hurricane Lee could be on the way to the Leeward Islands by this weekend.
Despite the fact that it is too early to determine the location and magnitude of these possible impacts, those in this area should keep an eye on the progress of the depression and the latest forecasts,” the NHC advised.
Can you tell me where future Hurricane Lee is headed? Florida affected?
As indicated by the current track cone, the depression is likely to intensify rapidly throughout the week, becoming a major category three storm. In general, Hurricane Lee is expected to move southward, specifically toward Florida in the southeastern United States.
As FOX 35 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Jayme King explained, “Here’s the thing. We’re not really sure where it’s ultimately going to end up,” she said.
It has generally been curtailed back out to sea by the forecast models, but with something this strong, it is important that we pay attention to it along the way.
In the coming days, it is important to remember that Hurricane Lee storm details and the track analysis of the storm might change.
The FOX 35 Storm Team is keeping an eye on this situation and will keep you updated along the way as more information becomes available about the situation.