Updated: Hurricane Fiona To Strengthen Into Major Hurricane – Atlantic Canada Could Be In Its Path

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic on Monday morning, accompanied with high winds and torrential rainfall. The storm moved through Puerto Rico on Sunday bringing much of the same. Over the next few days, Fiona is forecast to grow into a major hurricane.

As with any hurricane season, and as an east coast province, Nova Scotians should be prepared. The current track of the storm has possible impacts for Nova Scotia. If Fiona affects the province, it will likely be a Saturday weather event.

The current forecast has the storm making a close pass east of Nova Scotia. This would bring heavy rain and wind. Although it’s too early to talk about amounts, eastern Nova Scotia would likely see the highest amounts with the current track.

The cone of uncertainty has eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton within it. The cone shows the uncertainty in the forecast of the hurricane’s center, not necessarily the areas that will experience impacts.

We recommend closely monitoring the forecast over the coming days. The track can change over this time with significant changes to possible impacts.

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