Hurricane Lee to bring hazardous beach conditions to Florida this week

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Lee continues to spin towards the western Atlantic but is still projected to stay away from Florida.


Lee is currently a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph.

Forecast models show Lee will continue to slow down as it shifts to move north later this week.

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Lee is also forecast to gain strength back to a Category 4 before weakening again to a Category 1.

Thankfully, regardless of its strength or how fast it is moving, Lee is projected to stay around 100 miles off of the coast of Florida.

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Outer swells from Hurricane Lee will also start to reach our beaches this week.

Dangerous rip currents will return to our waters and seas will build through the week.

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Impacts within the east coast waters will be some of the only impacts we’ll feel from Hurricane Lee.