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Lee returns as hurricane in the Atlantic

Lee returns as hurricane in the Atlantic

It wasn't expected to make landfall but a tropical storm watch was posted for all of the coast from DE to Massachusetts' Cape Cod.

While the Hudson Valley may not be getting the brunt of Hurricane Jose, parts of NY were already feeling the effects from the storm Tuesday.

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Lee became the 11th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season on September 16 but dropped into a depression and then a low.

Jose was located overnight less than 400 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, with winds of 75 mph.

Hurricane Maria, which formed Saturday, was upgraded to a hurricane with the NHC's 5 p.m. advisory.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph) Sunday afternoon.

BEWARE OF MISINFORMATION: As you seek online information on these tropical systems, watch out for "hype sites" and provocative social media posts that only showcase the more dire computer forecast model solutions.

West of Lee, another disturbance prompted tropical storm watches for a portion of the Lesser Antilles.

That means areas devastated by Irma could again be dealing with hurricane conditions by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Maria is expected to gain strength through the weekend and become a hurricane by late Monday, forecasters said. That area was hit two weeks ago by Tropical Storm Lidia, which flooded streets and homes and killed at least four people.

Maria joins Tropical Storm Lee, which formed earlier Saturday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It's maximum sustained winds are 35 miles per hour.


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