New England apple growers are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Lee, which could lead to damaged trees in the region. Its impacts are expected to be felt over the weekend, with heavy rainfall and gusty winds from Connecticut to Maine.

Apple growers have stated the soil is already saturated, and any significant wind gusts have the potential to tip over trees. Orchard growers in New England are already preparing for cleanup and recovery after the storm and say the public can help their local growers.