Now a post-tropical cyclone, Lee continues to churn hurricane-strength winds early Saturday morning while delivering rainfall to parts of southeastern New England and Atlantic Canada, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Lee, which was a Category 1 hurricane earlier Saturday, is still expected to impact the region despite the status change.

“Lee is expected to be at or just below hurricane strength when it reaches Nova Scotia later today”.

Weakening is forecast tonight and Sunday while Lee moves across Atlantic Canada,” the National Hurricane Center said Saturday in its 5 a.m. advisory, adding the storm has lost sufficient tropical characteristics to be considered a hurricane.