Hurricane Lee remains no threat to land

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Atlantic Ocean (Accuweather / AP) -- Lee remains a Category 2 hurricane far away over the central Atlantic, about 520 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It is still possible Lee becomes a major hurricane in the next 12 hours or so as it remains in a zone of warm waters and low wind shear.

Lee remains a Category 2 hurricane far away over the central Atlantic, about 520 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It is still possible Lee becomes a major hurricane in the next 12 hours or so as it remains in a zone of warm waters and low wind shear. Courtesy; NASA / NOAA / CNN

Eventually, Lee will begin to turn more to the north and northeast and accelerate its forward speed later on Thursday into Friday.

This will cause Lee to weaken as it begins to track over increasingly cooler waters and become absorbed in the westerlies.

Lee is forecast to remain a hurricane over the next several days and could get a bit stronger, but will pose no threat to land as a tropical cyclone.

It will wander over the middle of the Atlantic through midweek, then follow an accelerating northeastward track through this weekend.

By this weekend, what remains of Lee may become absorbed into Maria and another non-tropical low across the North Atlantic.