Via National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Lee, a Category 3 storm in the eastern Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, is headed west, but is expected to veer north before it threatens the East Coast.

Forecasters say the storm should turn north by Wednesday and may impact Bermuda, but it’s too early to know more at this time.  

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Margot has already turned north in the mid-Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said.  Two other disturbances are blooming off the coast of Africa. Also, king tides during the recent Tropical Storm Idalia were at record levels in the Lowcountry.

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