RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — There are three tropical systems being watched in the Atlantic by the National Hurricane Center, including Hurricane Lee which is already beginning to impact New England. The good news is none of these systems will impact Central North Carolina.
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE LEE
As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee was moving inland over southeastern Canada. Lee has sustained winds of 60 mph and is a large and powerful storm. Wind gusts up to 70 mph will be possible close to the center of circulation as the system moves inland.
TROPICAL STORM MARGOT
Margot maintains tropical storm strength with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Its movement is to the west at 8 mph, and is expected to maintain that track, before conducting a sharp turn to the north, then east by the start of the week. Though slight fluctuations are possible in overall strength, a general weakening trend is expected.
TROPICAL STORM NIGEL
As of 10 pm EST, Tropical Storm Nigel has formed in the Atlantic. Nigel has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and is moving northwest at 16 mph. Continued strengthening is expected, and Nigel will likely become a hurricane sometime on Monday.