Tropical Storm Lee: Tropical storm Lee forms in Atlantic, forecast to become major hurricane heading to the Caribbean

SAN JUAN: Tropical Storm Lee fashioned Tuesday within the Atlantic Ocean and was forecast to grow to be a serious hurricane because it approaches the Caribbean by the weekend, forecasters mentioned.
The storm was situated some 1,230 miles (1,980) kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles Tuesday night time. It had most sustained winds of fifty mph (85 kph) and was shifting west-northwest at 16 mph (26 kph), in response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart in Miami.
It was forecast to strengthen into an “extraordinarily harmful” hurricane by Friday because it strikes over very heat waters and move simply northeast of the Caribbean area, the middle mentioned.
Preliminary forecasts aren’t predicting any landfall, though the middle warned that “it’s too early to find out precisely how shut this method will likely be to the Leeward Islands.”
Lee is the twelfth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
In August, the Nationwide Ocean and Atmospheric Administration up to date its forecast and warned that this yr’s hurricane season can be above regular. Between 14 to 21 named storms are forecast. Of these, six to 11 might grow to be hurricanes, with two to 5 of them presumably changing into main hurricanes.
Within the Pacific, Tropical Storm Jova continued strengthening effectively off the southwest coast of Mexico, however posed no risk to land. Jova had 70 mph (110 kmh) winds and was forecast to grow to be a hurricane Wednesday, in response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart. It was about 675 miles (1,085 kilometers) south of the southern tip of Baja California and shifting west-northwest at 9 mph (15 kph).