Tropical Storm Lee

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The former Tropical Storm Lee is far offshore in the Atlantic and forecasters say it doesn't pose any threat to land.

At 11 a.m. EST, the tropical depression was about 780 miles east of Bermuda. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say it had moved little in the previous few hours but they expect it to move toward the northwest near three miles-an-hour later in the day.

Maximum sustained winds were near 35 miles-per-hour with higher gusts. Forecasters say the depression could become a weak low later Thursday or Friday.

Lee is the 12th named storm of the unusually active Atlantic hurricane season. According to the hurricane center, only four to five named storms typically develop by late August.

Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

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