As of the 5 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center has determined that Lee is no longer a tropical system.

It has transitioned into a nor’easter.

It’s technical and just a classification change, but the messaging remains the same: We will be impacted by Lee with rain, wind and coastal concerns all day long.

The outer edge of the rain shield has made it to the Maine coastline, and it’s now working inland. It’ll be fairly steady at first, but the dry air over the state will chew at it, and it will become showery as the day progresses and even taper off this afternoon for some. Below, is a timeline.

The bigger and more noticeable story will be the wind.

It’ll look pretty impressive because of all the leaves on the trees – branches will sway sunup to sundown. Power outage risks are running high as the threshold for outages is much lower this time of the year because of those leaves and the fact that the ground is very wet.

The wind will settle after sunset and will be a non-factor by Sunday morning.

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The ocean is angry, and there are some big waves crashing along the coast. Today’s high tide is between noon and 1 p.m. and a lot of our beaches will experience erosion. Astronomically, our tides are not running high, so we’ll be able to absorb most of the storm surge. There will be splash over and wash over, but major issues will be avoided.

We’ll be with you all day long. Keep checking back for updates.

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