New hurricane watch posted for areas hard-hit by Irma
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Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean, two more storms are threatening islands in the western Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Maria is moving toward the Lesser Antilles at about 20 miles per hour, and is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday afternoon. 

Meanwhile, another storm, Tropical Storm Lee, is churning far east of Maria, moving west at about 10 miles per hour. That storm, however, is expected to fade into a tropical depression by Tuesday, far from land, according to the NHC.

Still, the storms come as parts of the Caribbean are reeling from Hurricane Irma, which battered the islands earlier this month as a powerful Category 4 and 5 hurricane.

Tropical storm watches have already gone into effect for Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, the Grenadines, Guadeloupe Martinique and St. Vincent. Meanwhile, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis are under a hurricane watch.