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Hurricane Lee Set To Batter Northeast Coast With Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain: Here's Timing

Hurricane Lee is now just hours away from unleashing damaging winds likely to cause scores of power outages along with drenching downpours in New England while coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents are expected in coastal New York and Connecticut.

A look at the latest projected track and timing for Hurricane Lee.
A look at the latest projected track and timing for Hurricane Lee. Photo Credit: NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
A look at the expected storm surge from Hurricane Lee in coastal New York, Connecticut, and eastern New England.
A look at the expected storm surge from Hurricane Lee in coastal New York, Connecticut, and eastern New England. Photo Credit: AccuWeather.com
Areas most at risk for power outages.
Areas most at risk for power outages. Photo Credit: AccuWeather.com
A look at expected impacts from Hurricane Lee through the weekend.
A look at expected impacts from Hurricane Lee through the weekend. Photo Credit: AccuWeather.com

The timing for Lee's effects is from Friday night, Sept. 15 into Saturday evening, Sept. 16.

Tropical storm warnings and other advisories extend up the East Coast from Long Island to easternmost Maine.

The newest computer models show Lee's expected landfall to be from western Nova Scotia to New Brunswick, with still a chance of it happening in Maine on Sunday, Sept. 17.

It's now a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale after strengthening to Category 5 status at one point late last week.

A High Surf Advisory is in effect for all of coastal Long Island, lasting until 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Peak wind gusts through Saturday night are now expected to be a bit lower than originally predicted, with the most potent being around 60 miles per hour in Nantucket. The highest wind speeds in Connecticut should be around 35 mph, and around 40 mph on eastern Long Island.

The highest storm surge, of about 1 to 3 feet, is expected in eastern Massachusetts and eastern Maine.

The most rainfall, of about 5 inches, is expected in eastern Maine.

For a look at Hurricane Lee's projected track through 2 a.m. Monday, see the image above from the National Hurricane Center.

Expected storm surge from Lee in coastal New York, Connecticut, and eastern New England is shown in the second image above from AccuWeather.com.

Areas most at risk for power outages are shown in the third image above.

View the 2023 list of Atlantic storm names here.

For more info on Lee from the National Hurricane Center, click here.

The hurricane season began on Thursday, June 1, and ends on Thursday, Nov 30.

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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