Hurricane Lee Seen Heading Toward Cape Cod: Weather Watch

Storms in the Atlantic are on Bloomberg Green’s radar today.

(Bloomberg) —

Hurricane Lee has grown back into a Category 3 storm with 120-mile-per-hour winds about 650 miles (1,046 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda. It is forecast to get a little stronger and it has grown in size. The official forecast brings it to a point in the Atlantic southeast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts by next Saturday.

Lee is forecast to make landfall at hurricane strength in western Nova Scotia on Sunday, said Alex DaSilva, a meteorologist with commercial-forecaster AccuWeather Inc. A jog of 50 to 100 miles west in its track would likely bring a landfall — or at least severe wind, rain and flooding — to New England, including Boston. Regardless of its track, Lee will bring dangerous rip currents throughout the week to the entire East Coast from Maine to Florida.

Eastern Nova Scotia was heavily damaged by Hurricane Fiona a year ago.

“It remains too soon to know what level of impacts, if any, Lee might have along the US East Coat and Atlantic Canada late this week,” the National Hurricane Center said Monday.Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Margot continues to move north into the Atlantic where it will become a hurricane most likely on Tuesday.There is a potential storm brewing in the western Pacific east of China and south of Japan.

In other weather news:US: Sunday’s high in Phoenix reached 113F degrees, a record of the date, which was the third day in a row a new daily record was set, according to the National Weather Service. This means the temperature has now reached 110F degrees or more 55 times this year in Phoenix, which is a new record in itself, the previous high was 53 days in 2020. 

Europe: The September heat wave will persist in Germany, France and Poland at the start of the week, while thunderstorms will break through in Spain and elsewhere.

Hong Kong: Authorities evacuated some residents from a luxury residential complex after record rains caused a landslide. They are also investigating the possibility of illegal structures and occupation of government land at the property.

(Updates with AccuWeather forecast in second paragraph)

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