FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: Nigel is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Nigel is then forecast to turn northward late Tuesday, and then accelerate northeastward through the rest of the week. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph with higher gusts. Rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Nigel is forecast to become a major hurricane on Tuesday.
When it comes to hurricanes, New England can’t compete with Florida or the Caribbean.
But scientists said Friday that the arrival of storms like Hurricane Lee this weekend could become more common in the region as the planet warms, including in places such as the Gulf of Maine. CONTINUE READING