Hurricane Lee, Tropical Storm Maria continue in Atlantic

Map forecast for Tropical Storm Maria via National Hurricane Center

FORT MYERS, Fla. Hurricane Lee and Tropical Storm Maria continued moving Thursday in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Storm Maria has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is moving east, away from the United States, at 17 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The system is about 335 miles north of Bermuda.

Hurricane Lee weakened to a Category 1 with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving northeast at 22 mph as of the 11 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said. The system is about 645 miles east-northeast of Bermuda and about 1520 miles west of the Azores.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Tropical Storm Maria or Hurricane Lee.

Neither system is expected to impact Southwest Florida, WINK meteorologist Matt Devitt said.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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