From the storm desk -- Tropical storm Lee will be a top news story along the Gulf coast through the weekend. Louisiana appears to to have the highest threat from flooding, as the center of Lee will be closest to that state, with New Orleans far below sea level, making residents highly susceptible to storm surge.
The northeast will have a pretty good weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday -- with a 30% chance of rain. By Labor Day -- rain chances increase past 50%, especially by late afternoon.
Elsewhere -- the focus in the Atlantic remains on Hurricane Katia. Weather models continue to show its position to be about 200 miles off the East coast by late next week-- anywhere from Florida to NewEngland -- as is typical this far out. This will be monitored in the coming days.
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