Thousands and thousands underneath storm watches as Hurricane Lee bears down on New England and Canada

PORTLAND, Maine — The Nationwide Hurricane Middle downgraded Hurricane Lee to a post-tropical cyclone however thousands and thousands of individuals remained underneath storm watches and warnings early Saturday because the storm nonetheless might produce hurricane-force winds, torrential rain and coastal flooding.

Extreme circumstances have been predicted as a chance throughout parts of Massachusetts and Maine and hurricane circumstances might hit the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the place the storm had been predicted to make landfall later Saturday.

The storm was positioned about 230 miles southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and about 220 miles southeast of Eastport, Maine on Saturday morning.