Dangerous beach, boating conditions continue this week due to Hurricane Lee

Hurricane Lee expected to stay far out to sea, increase swells and rip currents along Florida’s Atlantic coast

ORLANDO, Fla. – While Hurricane Lee is far away from Florida, dangerous beach and boating conditions are expected to continue along Florida’s Atlantic coast on Thursday and lasting through the weekend

As of Thursday, large swells continue to batter the northeast Caribbean as Hurricane Lee moves to the north over the open Atlantic, staying over 700 hundred miles away Florida.

Lee's location

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center projects that Lee will continue its journey to the north over cooler waters resulting in losing its wind intensity but it’s wind field is growing. Nonetheless, dangerous swells and rip currents are expected to impact the Atlantic coastline through the weekend and weekend. New England and the Canadian Maritimes are expected to see tropical storm conditions this weekend.

Lee's Path

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A high surf and rip current advisory is in place on Thursday through Friday for Florida’s east coast. Beachgoers be sure to swim near lifeguard and boaters use extra caution while on vessel.

Beach erosion is possible on Thursday through Saturday. Offshore seas are expected to be between 6-10 feet on Thursday, 6-10′ pm Friday.


Hurricane Lee is still a powerful Category 1 hurricane churning up the open waters. Near the center of this storm, wave heights are estimated at 29 feet.

Lee waves

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Michelle joined News 6 as a meteorologist in May 2023.