Hurricane Fiona Eyes Canada, With Maine Likely to Feel Effects
It's been an abnormally quiet tropical season in the Caribbean and along the eastern seaboard, as the amount of large storms forming has been below the typical average. But all it takes is one massive storm to come together and wreak havoc over every place it touches. Hurricane Fiona is proving to be that storm. After crushing Puerto Rico and leaving the entire island dark, Fiona battered Turks and Caicos and scraped by Bermuda. The category 3 storm now has its eyes on portions of Canada, with some of the effects being likely to be felt by Maine.
Shared on Twitter by Jason Nappi, as Hurricane Fiona makes its way up the eastern seaboard over the next few days, it isn't expected to lose much of its devastating power. Most forecast models are calling for Fiona to miss Maine and the rest of New England, but a small shift could change those plans significantly. Even without being in the direct path of Fiona, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts will all feel effects like high surf and potentially damaging winds on Friday and Saturday.
According to the National Hurricane Center, unless Fiona's track changes, portions of Canada will see their most powerful Hurricane landfall in years. Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia both appear to be the center of Fiona's most likely track, and while it's still too early to sound the alarm, residents of both islands are on high alert. Fiona's track and her potential impacts will become clearer over the next 48 hours.