Hurricane Lee made landfall Friday morning after a 10-day journey across the Atlantic, where it spent several hours as a Category 5. The storm will continue to batter eastern New England and Atlantic Canada on Saturday with heavy rain, strong winds and strong waves.
AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said the worst conditions began Friday night as “Lee moves more than 100 miles east Saturday morning.”
According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane conditions and coastal flooding are possible on Saturday in parts of eastern Maine, southern New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia.
Hurricane Lee Live Updates:Millions in New England under storm warnings as landfall looms
The strongest winds will occur between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday off Cape Cod to Nantucket, according to the National Weather Service in Boston. Areas will face wind gusts of up to 55 to 65 mph and coastal flooding could continue into the early hours of Saturday morning during high tide.
Maine is under a state of emergency, as the state faced its first hurricane warning in 15 years Thursday afternoon. Gov. Maura Healey also declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts on Friday.
Canadian provinces faced hurricane conditions on Friday in parts of southern New Brunswick and most of Nova Scotia on Saturday, according to the hurricane center. The conditions are likely to cause downed trees and possible power outages.
Here’s a live tracker of Lee’s projected path:
Hurricane Lee Projected Path Tracker
This forecast track shows the most likely track of the storm’s center, but does not illustrate the full width of the storm or its impacts. The center of the storm is likely to travel outside the cone up to 33% of the time.
Hurricane Lee Spaghetti Models
Spaghetti model illustrations include a variety of forecasting tools and models, and not all are created equal. The hurricane center uses the four or five highest-performing models to help make its forecasts.